A lifetime in Stories – now open at Seven Stories!

Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books introduces an exclusive exhibition drawn directly from Michael Morpurgo’s extensive archive donated to Seven Stories in 2015.

Michael visited the exhibition for the opening, along with with David Almond and Seven Stories’ very own Story Catcher, Jayne.

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Michael & Joey, reunited

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Michael with his orange school notebooks, who played an important role in holding many first ideas and drafts

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Michael Morpurgo & David Almond, celebrating the launch of the exhibition together

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Jayne, Seven Stories’ Story Catcher, wearing a handmade coat inspired by Michael’s creative process, as well as the quote below

“The more time you take in ‘dream time’ – living in your head where the story is – the more you utterly lose yourself in the story.”

– Michael Morpurgo

For more information on the exhibit and to book tickets, click here

[All photos are © Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books – photography by Rich Kenworthy]

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