The captivating story of the puppet that walked across Syria, from the highly regarded author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo.
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.
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best loved writers for children, with sales of over 35 million copies. He has written over 150 books, has served as Children’s Laureate, and has won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Writers Guild Award, the Whitbread Award, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Eleanor Farjeon Lifetime Achievement Award. With his wife, Clare, he is the co-founder of Farms for City Children. Michael was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.
”Praise for Michael Morpurgo:'A master storyteller at his best” - The Sunday Times
”'Michael Morpurgo writes brilliantly about war and animals, conveying the big emotions without preaching.” - Guardian
”'Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects.” - Daily Telegraph
”'There are few children’s writers as compelling as Michael Morpurgo.” - Daily Express
”Praise for The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo:'The Butterfly Lion is unique among animals and books, and will touch all hearts - both young and old.” - Virginia McKenna, Born Free Foundation