Little Amal

By Michael Morpurgo

The captivating story of the puppet that walked across Syria, from the highly regarded author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo, with powerful illustrations by George Butler.

I will be with you every step of the way. I will be holding your hand. You will be holding mine.

On her birthday, Amal’s brother, Adam, gives her a carving he’s made of a little girl walking. Amal names her “Little Amal” – she is the best present she has ever had! But the next day, planes come and Amal’s whole world ends. Soon she is in hospital . . . without her mama and Adam.

Can Little Amal give Amal the courage to fulfil a dream she and Adam shared of walking from their village in Syria and on to the football pitch in Manchester, England?

A compassionate, powerful story full of hope, representing displaced children fleeing from war. Based on the giant puppet, Little Amal, part of performance art project, The Walk, in 2021, created by The Walk Productions and Good Chance in Collaboration with the South Africa Puppet Company.