Share the stories. Share the adventure.

Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best-loved story makers, and Michael Morpurgo Month is a celebration of all his work! It’s a great opportunity to introduce children to wonderful stories they haven’t read yet, and to get them talking about these brilliant adventures. Throughout February 2019, we will be focussing on different themes of his books, and exploring a specially curated selection of his stories sharing interesting background information, fun activities, competitions, and engaging resources for the classroom.

This February the themes are Tales Retold (KS1/2), Animal Adventures (KS2), The Natural World (KS2/3) and Times of War (KS2/3).

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An Introduction from Michael

Michael Morpurgo Reading Challenge

Take part in the Michael Morpurgo Reading Challenge! We invite teachers, librarians and home educators to submit the words your students have learnt throughout Michael Morpurgo Month 2019. At the end of the month, we will compile all of the words learnt across hundreds of participating schools and libraries, and create a giant word cloud for you to share, download and explore with your students to further extend their learning.

As a thank you for joining the Michael Morpurgo Reading Challenge, when you submit your list of words, your name will also be added to a competition to win all 16 of the featured Michael Morpurgo books for your school.

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Week 1: Times of War

A stunning new classic from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo for readers of 9+, in the vein of PRIVATE PEACEFUL and THE BUTTERFLY LION

The powerful new novel from the master storyteller - inspired by the true story of one man who might have stopped World War II.

The stunning novel set during World War One from Michael Morpurgo, the nation’s favourite storyteller and multi-million copy bestseller.

A stunning and moving new novel from Michael Morpurgo, the nation’s favourite storyteller – featuring the bravest dog in all the world…

Week 2: Tales Retold

From master storyteller MICHAEL MORPURGO, and illustrated in stunning colour by the award-winning EMMA CHICHESTER CLARK, comes a surprising, charming and uplifting twist on The Wizard of Oz, told by a very special and unforgettable character: Dorothy’s pet dog, Toto. A perfect, collectible gift for all children (and children at heart).

A gripping retelling of a children'€s classic story for the new generation. No child ever forgets the story of the witch, the breadcrumb trail and the gingerbread house in the forest. Michael Morpurgo takes the Brothers Grimm classic to a new level, weaving from these themes a rich fairytale tapestry of hunger and hope, cruelty and courage.

After a fierce storm, a boy discovers a human skull, buried beneath the roots of an ancient tree. A skull with a legendary story…

Vivid re-imagining of the legendary hero Robin Hood by bestselling author of War Horse.

The perfect gift for all ages, Pinocchio as you’ve never seen him before: telling his own story through the master storyteller and award-winning author of WAR HORSE.

Week 3: Animal Adventures

ILLUSTRATED BY CHRISTIAN BIRMINGHAM.A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion.

A delightful tale of victory against all odds from master storyteller, Michael Morpurgo, lavishly illustrated by Michael Foreman.

Join the fun on the farm!

A brand new Mudpuddle Farm book from award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, hilariously illustrated throughout by Shoo Rayner, and perfect for readers of 5 and up.

A heart-warming, colour-illustrated novel about Kaspar the Savoy cat, from the award-winning author of Born to Run and The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Week 4: The Natural World

The magical sequel to ‘War Horse’, soon to be a major motion picture.

Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water.  He is not alone… Michael Morpurgo's classic children's book Kensuke's Kingdom is a thrilling adventure story and winner of The Children's Book Award (2000).

An epic and heart-rending jungle adventure from the bestselling author of Kaspar and Born to Run.

A moving story of a brother, a sister and a swallow, and how all are in some way victims of the horrors of landmines.