Animal Tales (3 books in 1): Bananas – Bind Up

By Michael Morpurgo

Three fantastic animal stories in one volume from Britain’s best-loved children’s author, Michael Morpurgo.

Jo-Jo the Melon Donkey

Jo-Jo is a donkey, and he does not like it, not one bit. Every day, he works hard selling melons on the streets of Venice. Then, one dark night, Jo-Jo discovers that it is up to him to save the city from the sea.


When Nick’s grandmother decides to help him become Conker Champion of Jubilee Park, she sends him off to find some special conkers from Cotter’s Yard. There, he discovers a half-starved dog. Will Nick be able to rescue him?

Colly’s Barn

Annie’s father wants to demolish the old barn and build a new one. But what will happen to all the birds that nest there? Then something amazing happens which shows the birds are wiser than anyone had imagined.

In these three classic animal stories, Michael Morpurgo – the award-winning author of War Horse – demonstrates why he is considered to be the master storyteller.

Format: Paperback
Ageband: from 5
Release Date: 05 May 2008
Pages: 144
ISBN: 978-1-4052-3735-2
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.