Indulge in your favourite stories on ereader during Morpurgo Month


For a special treat, we have chosen three Morpurgo Month picks in ereader format for you to download and indulge in this month.

In the theme of War, A Medal for Leroy is inspired by the true story of Walter Tull the first black officer in the British army. Michael doesn’t remember his father. He was an RAF pilot lost in the war, but that’s all Michael knows. And his mother won’t talk about him. But when Michael’s Auntie Snowdrop gives him a medal, and then a faded photograph, a story begins to be told. A secret story about his family and who Michael’s father really was… a story that will change everything.

Find out more and download your ereader for only £1.99

Michael Morpurgo tells the emotional story of the only German survivor to be taken on board a British ship as a prisoner of war when the Bismarck sinks in Little Manfred. Walter must adapt to a new way of life, in the heart of an enemy country. Gradually, though, he finds a friend in ten-year-old Grace. So when the time finally comes to go back to Germany, it’s an emotional parting. The question is, will Walter and Grace ever meet again? In 1966, with the World Cup coming to Britain, that opportunity may just have come along…

Find out more and download your ereader for only £1.99

In the theme of Voyages, Running Wild tells the incredible story of Will and his mother who travel to Indonesia for a new start following the death of Will’s father. But when the tsunami comes crashing in, Oona, the elephant Will is riding on, begins to run. Except that when the tsunami is gone, Oona just keeps on running. With nothing on his back but a shirt and nothing to sustain him but a bottle of water, Will must learn to survive deep in the jungle. Luckily, though, he’s not completely alone . . . He’s got Oona.

Find out more and download your ereader for only £1.99

Other Articles

Michael Morpurgo Month 2023 Competition T&Cs

This competition is promoted by HarperCollins Publishers Limited (“HarperCollins”), 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. This promotion is open to all UK school staff except employees of HarperCollins (or their parent, subsidiaries or any affiliated companies) and their immediate families, who are not allowed to enter the competition. You… Read More

“A story a day changes little lives. It changed mine.” Michael Morpurgo writes for The Sunday Times.

This February we are celebrating some of Michael Morpurgo’s unforgettable stories, curated into specially chosen themes, Tales of the Sea, Animal Adventures, Times of War and Timeless Tales. The goal is to introduce children to Michael’s books if they are yet to discover them, or help them find another of… Read More

Michael Morpurgo Month 2019

Share the stories. Share the adventure. Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best-loved story makers, and Michael Morpurgo Month is a great opportunity to introduce children to wonderful stories they haven’t yet read, and to get them talking about these brilliant adventures. As Michael himself says, reading for pleasure is… Read More