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Of Lions and Unicorns: A Lifetime of Tales From the Master Storyteller

Of Lions and Unicorns: A Lifetime of Tales From the Master Storyteller

Morpurgo, Michael author

The most comprehensive and definitive Michael Morpurgo collection ever, this gorgeous edition features twenty-five enchanting short stories by the nation’s favourite storyteller – as well as extracts from twenty-five of his best-loved novels. Divided into five parts – covering war, animals, memory, the sea and folk tales – this timeless treasury spans the whole of Michael Morpurgo’s glittering literary career. Each of the five parts also features a full page illustration by the illustrators Michael has worked most closely with in the course of his writing life: Michael Foreman, Quentin Blake, Christian Birmingham, Emma Chichester-Clark and Peter Bailey. With such beautiful illustrations and such a wealth of extraordinary stories, don’t miss this stunning treat for collectors and fans alike

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Published HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks, 2007
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ISBN: 9780007523320
Subject: Children's Fiction; Children; Young Adult Fiction

Author note

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include 'Shadow', 'A Medal for Leroy' and 'Little Manfred'.

His novel 'War Horse' has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg. A former Children's Laureate, Michael is also the co-founder, with his wife Clare, of the charity Farms for City Children.

Description

A lifetime of tales from the nation's favourite storyteller, and award-winning author of WAR HORSE - the perfect gift for any book-lover.

The most comprehensive and definitive Michael Morpurgo collection ever, this gorgeous edition features twenty-five enchanting short stories by the nation's favourite storyteller - as well as extracts from twenty-five of his best-loved novels.

Divided into five parts - covering war, animals, memory, the sea and folk tales - this timeless treasury spans the whole of Michael Morpurgo's glittering literary career.

Each of the five parts also features a full page illustration by the illustrators Michael has worked most closely with in the course of his writing life: Michael Foreman, Quentin Blake, Christian Birmingham, Emma Chichester-Clark and Peter Bailey. With such beautiful illustrations and such a wealth of extraordinary stories, don't miss this stunning treat for collectors and fans alike.

Reviews

Praise for Michael Morpurgo:"Michael Morpurgo writes brilliantly about war and animals, conveying the big emotions without preaching." Guardian

"Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects." Daily Telegraph

"There are few children's writers as compelling as Michael Morpurgo." Daily Express

"Morpurgo, as always, is subtle and skillful, and incorporates social and moral issues into his writing without being self-righteous or detracting from the quality of the narrative"Elizabeth Reilly, British Council

"The former children's laureate has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers." Guardian