Skip to Content

Explore your library catalogue

Simple search: enter Author name, Title or ISBN e.g. Hunger Games Suzanne Collins

My friend Walter

My friend Walter

Morpurgo, Michael

Bess meets an old man at a family reunion who tells her that Sir Walter Raleigh is one of her ancestors. Curious to see where he was imprisoned she visits the Bloody Tower and finds that the old man was none other than Sir Walter himself

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories. Horror. Fiction 7+. Ghost stories.
Published London: Egmont, 2007
from 3 users

No availability records for this item


Statement of responsibility: Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 1405229268, 9781405229265
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1988.
Physical Description: 183 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618 Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.8
Interest Level: MY
Points: 6
Quiz Number: 204087

Author note

Michael Morpurgo is one of the most successful children's authors in the country, loved by children, teachers and parents alike. He has written more than forty books for children, including the global hit War Horse, which was made into a Hollywood film by Steven Spielberg in 2011. He received an OBE in December 2006 for his services to literature.


This is an exciting ghostly adventure by a much-loved, award winning author. Remember Sir Walter Raleigh who laid his cloak in a puddle for Queen Elizabeth I to walk across? Well, Bess meets his ghost and finds out he's her ancestor! How's she going to explain him to her family, especially when he breaks her brother's fishing rod, steals a horse and smokes cigars in her room? Will Sir Walter wreak havoc or save her family's home?