Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
Award-winning children's writer and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo has collected his greatest animal stories from all around the world and put them into this beautiful book. From brave mice to hungry wolves, and mischievous spiders to ingenious cats, this is a timeless collection to treasure forever. Beautifully illustrated throughout, a menagerie will come to life before your eyes. There are lots of stories to choose from, including Puss in Boots, The Ugly Duckling, and Peter and the Wolf, so whether you're looking for a quick read or a longer story to lose yourself in, something to read alone or a tale to share, there's a great animal story within for everyone to find.
A treasure trove of animal delights, chosen by Michael Morpurgo.
Michael Morpurgo, OBE, is the former Children's Laureate and best-selling author of over 130 books for children, including Private Peaceful, The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke's Kingdom and War Horse, which has been adapted into both a hugely successful West End stage production, and a film directed by Steven Spielberg. In 1976, Michael and his wife, Clare, started the charity Farms for City Children. The charity runs three farms around the country, in Gloucestershire, Pembrokeshire and North Devon. Each farm offers children and teachers from urban primary schools the chance to live and work in the countryside for a week.