This Christmas, in partnership with Waitrose, Michael Morpurgo has written a short story called Coming Home, about a plucky little robin and his plight to make it home for Christmas. The book is part of Waitrose’s Christmas campaign, which includes their own Christmas advert featuring the brave robin’s story, and supports the charity, Crisis.
“A robin redbreast in the garden is a common enough sight at Christmas time. We love to see them. Until I wrote this story I thought robins lived all year round in our gardens. Some do. But some travel hundreds of miles from the North, over snowy mountains and stormy oceans, to winter in our gardens. And often they are coming home, back to the very same garden where they were born. Like them, so many of us make the long journey home for Christmas. So this Christmas, look out for a robin. We have more in common than we realise” – Michael Morpurgo
For every book produced, a donation of 50p is made to Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, helping to tackle loneliness, isolation and bringing people together at Christmas.