Celebrate Michael Morpurgo Month!

We are celebrating the nation’s favourite storyteller, and want you to get involved!  Each week during the month of March we will be highlighting titles based around themes close to the author’s heart: War, Journeys, Legends and Animals.  It’s a chance for everyone to find out more about Michael Morpurgo’s wonderful stories – from schools, libraries and bookshops to parents and children of all ages.

To help support the chosen titles – published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, Egmont Publishing and Walker Books –  there are teacher resources, extracts, audio clips and more.

FREE Michael Morpurgo Month Teachers’ Pack!

Sign up to receive a Michael Morpurgo Month Pack containing a poster, bookmarks and leaflet, and a weekly email directing you to all the resources supporting that week’s titles. Just email kids.marketing@harpercollins.co.uk with the subject line Michael Morpurgo Month – Website along with your name and the address of your school or library. The first 50 teachers or librarians to sign up will also receive a free copy of the author’s book of short stories, Of Lions and Unicorns.

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Announcing Tales from Shakespeare by Michael Morpurgo

We are delighted to announce Tales from Shakespeare by Sir Michael Morpurgo.This collection features retellings of ten Shakespeare plays, each illustrated by a different artist. It publishes on the 28th September and you can preorder it now from Waterstones. Featuring:Macbeth, illustrated by Dapo AdeolaThe… Read More