The Fox and the Ghost King

By Michael Morpurgo

A warm and funny story for younger readers, about two foxes, a ghost and one of the biggest archaeological discoveries in living memory…

‘A heartwarming tale for animal lovers and football fans alike’ Guardian

In a cosy den under a garden shed lives a family of foxes. They love to watch football, all foxes do. One day, they are surprised by a ghostly voice coming from deep underground. The stranger promises to grant the foxes their dearest wish if they only set him free.

With their favourite football team on a losing streak, the foxes know exactly what to wish for. But can they trust the mysterious stranger?

Format: Paperback
Ageband: from 7
Release Date: 29 Feb 2024
Pages: 144
ISBN: 978-0-00-863863-4
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain\'s best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.

'A heart-warming tale for animal lovers and football fans alike' Guardian -

”'A charming adventure . . . Michael Morpurgo has an impeccable track record in bringing historical events to life” - Daily Mail

'This sweet story weaves Michael Morpurgo's effortless storytelling with ancient and very recent history' Booktrust -

'A charming and witty story' LoveReading4Kids -

Praise for Michael Morpurgo: -

”'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

”'Morpurgo, as always, is subtle and skilful, and incorporates social and moral issues into his writing without being self-righteous or detracting from the quality of the narrative” - Elizabeth Reilly, British Council

”'The former children's laureate has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers” - Guardian