Little Manfred

Age: 7+

Published: January 2013

ISBN: 9780007491636

Format: Paperback

Other editions

  • Hardback: 9780007339662
  • Ebook: 9780007453184
  • Audio CD: 9780007440368
  • Electronic Audio: 9780007442508
A Michael Morpurgo Month Pick!

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.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…

“This is a very touching, absorbing story vividly bringing events to life.” Primary Times

“This book is perfect for anybody who wants to find out about the Second World War and how it affected real people.” First News

From Shadow to Private Peaceful, A Medal for Leroy to Why the Whales Came, Michael Morpurgo talks about the theme of war in his books

Awards:

Shortlisted Oxfordshire Book Awards 2012

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Or why not get started with this wonderful collection of war stories? Our Morpurgo War Stories eBook Collection features Private Peaceful, Little Manfred, The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Toro! Toro!, Shadow and An Elephant in the Garden.

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I am glad I decided to purchase this book. It was a moving story, and I think, like always, the description is really exquisite,  and I felt like I was there, listening to Walter telling the story.

Little Manfred is a detailed book. I couldn’t put it down! And i finished it in one evening! I really enjoyed it.

this book is so good I love how the name manfred was passed down it is a lovely book it is so good. it was sad but good now my mum is going to read it and my grandma I think it deserves a 10/10 smile

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.

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!!!! wink

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 gave me a great insight into the minds of prisoners of war during World War Two .Walter and Manfred are great friends and support each other throughout the story . Alex is my favouite character . He tends to speak his mind which often gets him into trouble .Alex asks lots of questions he shouldn't ask and often gives strangers too much information . I smile when his sister pinches him to stop him talking . My sister does this to me too.
This book is very moving and when you start reading it you can't put it down. It is happy in some parts and sad in others which makes this book one of my favourite books because I love the whole story, even though it is based on a true story. I love Michael Morpurgo's books because they all grab you in, but I like this one best of all.
This book is the best book i ever read because u Michael Morpurgo our a good writer i wish i go your signature.
This book was wonderful as it was all about friendship and the lives of the prisoners of war. I thought it was really moving and made me feel both happy and sad at times. My favourite characters were Charlie and Alex.
An amazing story line, its totally original. It tells the story of Walter and Manfred who were survivors of a German navy ship; the Bismarck. When the ship sinks they are taken aboard an English navy ship and taken back to England to be put in a prisoners of war camp. My favorite character was Charley because she was full of questions and they just happened to be my questions! 10/10, a fantastic read, i couldn't put it down!