Published: June 2012
In the Imperial War Museum is a wooden Dachshund, carved by a German prisoner of war for the children of the British family with which he stayed after the fighting ended. This is the story of how it got there…
When the Bismarck sinks, one of the only German survivors is taken on board a British ship as a prisoner of war. Sent to live with a host family, Walter must adapt to a new way of life, in the heart of an enemy country. Gradually, though, he finds a friend in ten-year-old Grace. So when the time finally comes to go back to Germany, it’s an emotional parting, with Walter leaving Grace with only a carved wooden dog to remember him by. The question is, will Walter and Grace ever meet again? In 1966, with the World Cup coming to Britain, that opportunity may just have come along…
Shortlisted Oxfordshire Book Awards 2012
Watch Michael Morpurgo as he reads from his book, Little Manfred.
Thursday, 16th June 2011
The Once Upon A Wartime exhibition at Imperial War Museum, London delves into the pages of well-loved children’s books, bringing five stories of war and conflict dramatically to life.
Thursday, 9th June 2011
Little Manfred, the new book by Michael Morpurgo is out now.
Thursday, 26th May 2011
In this interview with the Guardian, Michael explains how a toy dog, the World Cup and a chance meeting with a sailor who had served in the second world war all inspired his new book, Little Manfred.
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I found this book very good ,it was intesting and I read it in 15 days . I am a dog lover I have two dogs they do the same things as manfred did
I really enjoyed this book, it kept surprising me at times when I found out something else from the story. It taught me about equality and friendship. Rating:10/10!!!!
I think this book is really good and intresting. You learn quite alot about the war which I enjoy reading about. You are my favourite author. We read Butterfly Lion in class.