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A medal for Leroy

A medal for Leroy

Morpurgo, Michael; Foreman, Michael, 1938-

The long awaited new novel of identity, loss and the lingering effects of war, from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo

Hardback, Book. English. Children's stories. Fiction 9+. General.
Published London: HarperCollins Children's, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by Michael Foreman
ISBN: 0007487517, 0007487525, 9780007487516, 9780007487523
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 222 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5.1
Interest Level: MY
Points: 3
Quiz Number: 223784

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

Inspired by the true story of Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British army, this is a stunning new novel of identity and loss by Michael Morpurgo, biggest UK children's author and the bestselling, award-winning writer of War Horse, now a smash West End and Broadway hit as well as an Oscar-nominated movie.

Michael doesn't remember his father, an RAF pilot lost in the war. And his French mother, heartbroken and passionate, doesn't like to talk about her husband. But then Auntie Snowdrop gives Michael a medal, followed by a photograph, which begin to reveal a hidden history.

A story of love and loss.

A story that will change everything - and reveal to Michael who he really is.

Reviews

"A simple story, beautifully told." - Sunday Express

PRAISE FOR MICHAEL MORPURGO

"As ever, Morpurgo's warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope." - Amanda Craig, The Times

"Morpurgo is a virtuoso at conjuring vibrant stories that draw on historical events." - The Observer Review

"Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects." - The Telegraph