Michael will be talking about his career and novel ‘Shadow’ at the Harrogate Theatre on the 2nd November.
‘Shadow’ is the touching story of Aman, as told in the boy’s own words – a boy from Afghanistan, fleeing the horror of the Afghan war. When a western Springer Spaniel shows up outside the caves where Aman lives with his mother, Aman is initially repulsed – it is not customary for people to keep dogs as pets in his part of the world. But when Aman and his mother finally decide to make a bid for freedom, the dog Aman has called Shadow will not leave their side. Soon it becomes clear: the destinies of boy and dog are linked, and always will be…
Michael Morpurgo’s huge presence in modern children’s literature has inspired a generation, encouraging children to discuss issues like friendship, war and loneliness. His time as Children’s Laureate saw him touring extensively, with the aim of “[reminding] people of all ages of the power of stories’. Join him in November to share his views and celebrate his many fantastic books.
Harrogate Theatre at 18.00 – Michael Morpurgo will be talking about his career and his recent novel ‘Shadow’.
Harrogate Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate. North Yorkshire HG1 2RD
Wednesday, 2 November 2011, 6:00PM
Tickets £5 per person (adult or child). A family ticket for four people is also available at £16 (any combination of adults and children) Available from Harrogate Box Office – 01423 502 116
Tickets available from the Waterstone’s website and the Harrogate Theatre