Archive: Jun 2019

Fantastic tales of travelling and space stations

“.. the stories which range across the oceans are the ones that are mostly about travelling the world in the biggest sense, in the most epic sense and I wrote one called Alone in A Wide Wide Sea and this is because I discovered that just after the… Read More

Celebrate the final week of Michael Morpurgo Month with us!

It’s the final days of Michael Morpurgo Month and we have plenty to help you celebrate. As well as turning our focus to voyages for the final six days of November, there’s a chance to get four Michael Morpurgo classics for just 99p below. -Kaspar: Prince of… Read More

Gransnet Best Children’s Book 2013

Pinocchio has been nominated in the Gransnet Best Children’s Books 2013 shortlist, creating the perfect Christmas shopping list for Grandparents. “Now – there’s no point in pretending here – I was, and still am deep down, a puppet. Everyone knows Pinocchio is a puppet. I reckon I… Read More
I Believe in Unicorns Stage Production

Wizard Presents I Believe in Unicorns goes on regional tour

Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents took I Believe in Unicorns on a tour of libraries across Hertfordshire and Central Bedfordshire to mark the start of Morpurgo Month. The production played to packed out houses as part of the Family Arts Festival. ‘We were delighted to host Wizard Presents’ magical… Read More
Little Manfred by Michael Morpurgo

Morpurgo Month ereader offer: Little Manfred

Michael Morpurgo tells the emotional story of the only German survivor to be taken on board a British ship as a prisoner of war when the Bismarck sinks in Little Manfred. Walter must adapt to a new way of life, in the heart of an enemy country. Gradually,… Read More

Celebrating the legends in Michael Morpurgo’s books

From Sparrow to Outlaw, we’re looking at legends this week for Michael Morpurgo Month! Find out all you need to know below. Plus, don’t forget your school could win a visit from the man himself and we have an iPad and a signed copy of War Horse to… Read More

Wizard Presents I Believe in Unicorns goes on regional tour

Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents took I Believe in Unicorns by award-winning children’s author and former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, Private Peaceful) on a tour of libraries across Hertfordshire and Central Bedfordshire to mark the start of Morpurgo Month. The production played to packed out houses as… Read More

A message of hope on Armistice Day

At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, World War I ended. As we approach 100 years since the First World War began in August 1914, Michael Morpurgo reflects on why it is so important to him to write about war in… Read More

Morpurgo Month ereader offer: A Medal for Leroy

For a special treat, we have chosen three Morpurgo Month picks in ereader format for you to download and indulge in this month. In the theme of War, A Medal for Leroy is inspired by the true story of Walter Tull the first black officer in the… Read More

A special reading to mark Remembrance Sunday

emembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day we remember those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. At 5pm, Michael Morpurgo will be reading extracts from two powerful stories: War Horse and The Best Christmas Present in the World,… Read More

Michael Morpurgo Month: War

It’s almost time to turn from animals to war as we look at books on the theme for Michael Morpurgo Month. From A Medal for Leroy to Why the Whales Came, find out more below. Michael Morpurgo talks about the war in his books Michael took the time… Read More