Clare and Her Captain

By Michael Morpurgo, Illustrated by Catherine Raynor

A stunning novella by the former Children’s Laureate, inspired by his wife’s countryside childhood and illustrated with exquisite full-colour artwork by multi-award-winning picture-book and wildlife artist Catherine Rayner, now available in a paperback edition.

On holiday in the Devon countryside, Clare’s summer is transformed by a new friendship with retired horse Captain and his reclusive owner. A must-have for every fan of Morpurgo’s classic storytelling and Rayner’s highly sought-after artwork, and a gift to treasure for young and old.

Format: Hardback
Ageband: from 12
Release Date: 06 Oct 2015
Pages: 104
ISBN: 978-1-78112-435-2
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.

”'A gentle acknowledgement of the beauty of the countryside” - Books for Keeps

'This moving tale of loneliness, loss and friendship is beautifully illustrated' - BookTrust'Michael Morpurgo brings the sights, sounds and smells of a hot summer in the English countryside vividly to life' - LoveReading4Kids -