Archive: Jun 2011

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo Movie Poster

First War Horse trailer online

The first trailer for War Horse, the Steven Spielberg film adaptation is available online now. Watch it and let us know what you think! The film is released on 13th January 2012. Read More

Once Upon a Wartime – Classic War Stories for Children

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. The life-size sets, evocative imagery and fascinating exhibits take families on an immersive journey through the worlds of… Read More
Red House Children's Book Award 2011

Michael Morpurgo crowned Red House Children’s Book Award winner

Michael Morpurgo’s victory was announced at an awards luncheon held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, attended by over 200 people, including more than 80 children from across the country, all of whom were involved in the voting. On receiving his award Michael said “Winning awards is always wonderful and particularly… Read More
National Literacy Trust

Bid for a Michael owned book for the National Literacy Trust

Books donated by popular writers including Alan Bennett, Tom Stoppard and Michael Morpurgo are being auctioned to raise valuable funds for the National Literacy Trust to help transform people’s lives through literacy. Sixteen well-known and much-loved writers have donated books, many from their own library, to the National Literacy Trust‟s… Read More
Little Manfred by Michael Morpurgo

Little Manfred out now!

Little Manfred, the new book by Michael Morpurgo is out now. 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… Read More

Listen to a new Michael Morpurgo extract

A new extract has been added to the Michael Morpurgo audio library. Click on the play button on the Soundcloud player below to listen to an extract of ‘The Mozart Question’. Don’t forget to check back every Wednesday for a brand new extract! Michael Morpurgo audio library by… Read More