Farm Boy

By Michael Morpurgo, Read by Derek Jacobi and Michael Morpurgo

Read by Derek Jacobi and Michael Morpurgo

Set on a farm in rural Devon, this is a collection of Grandpa’s reminiscences and stories as told to his grandson. Grandpa’s nature and his touching relationship with the boy is evoked superbly by Michael Morpurgo’s writing.

This two-voice read brings the characters to life as the story of Grandpa’s ‘shame’ (the fact that he cannot read and write) unfolds.

Derek Jacobi is sensitive and compelling in the role of Grandpa, inspiring a true sense of achievement and triumph as he finally tells his own story in his own words.

Format: Other (A Format)
Ageband: 8 to 12
Release Date: 06 Nov 2000
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-102533-2
Michael divides his time between his writing and running Farms for City Children, a charity which each year takes up to 3,000 children to a working farm for a week. Michael and his wife Clare were awarded MBEs for their work with the charity. Before the first farm opened, Morpurgo was a teacher and his knowledge of children’s experiences, plus his experience of farms enrich his writing enormously. Michael Morpurgo has won the Whitbread Children’s Book Award, and the Smarties Book Prize.

‘Here is a very important book, combining the very best of storytelling and illustration.’JUNIOR EDUCATION -

‘If there are such things as contemporary classics, then this, surely is one of them.’Daily Mail -