The Best Christmas Present in the World

By Michael Morpurgo, Illustrated by Michael Foreman

In The Best Christmas Present in the World, War Horse author Michael Morpurgo revisits the trenches to tell the haunting story of Christmas 1914 when soldiers on both sides put down their weapons in honour of Christmas Day.

This is the story that also moved Carol Ann Duffy to write The Christmas Truce and Hilary Robinson to write The Christmas Truce: The Place Where Peace Was Found.

A typically spellbinding tale from the former Children’s Laureate. This vivid and emotive war story is matched by the stunning artwork from Michael Foreman (War Boy, War Game). A picture book not to be missed at Christmas time. Perfect for kids aged 5 and up.

Look out for Michael’s other Christmas titles:

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

The Goose is Getting Fat

The Best Christmas Present in the World

The Best of Times

Format: Hardback
Ageband: from 7
Release Date: 14 Sep 2023
Pages: 48
ISBN: 978-4-566-05070-9
Michael Morpurgo is one of the most successful children\'s authors in the country, loved by children, teachers and parents alike. He has written more than forty books for children, including the global hit War Horse, which was made into a Hollywood film by Steven Spielberg in 2011.He has won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children\'s Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times.