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Michael Morpurgo on his haven

Read this article Michael has written for the Daily Mail on the six things he loves about his haven, the tea house in his garden on the edge of Dartmoor. Read More
War Horse on Stage

The Play’s the Thing – Michael Morpurgo on War Horse

The play’s the thing. Over these last ten years and more I have often been asked: “How do you explain the phenomenon that War Horse has become?” It’s not too difficult to answer – after all, I have had a while to think it through. It’s the play. As the… Read More
Michael Morpurgo Animal Book Tour badge featuring included books.

Michael Morpurgo’s Animals Book Tour Announced!

The 4th October is World Animal Day and to celebrate we thought it would be lovely to create the Michael Morpurgo Animals Book Tour. We’ve teamed up with 10 of the UK’s top parent bloggers to take a closer look at some of Michael’s best-loved animal stories. Starting on Monday 9th October, we’ll be… Read More

Autumn events cancellations

Due to ongoing problems with his voice and the treatment he has been receiving for this, Michael has been advised by doctors that he must cancel all speaking engagements for the next few months. Michael wishes to extend his personal apologies to his readers for the short-notice cancellation of his… Read More

Michael awarded honorary degree by Newcastle University

Newcastle University has made Michael an Honorary Doctor of Letters for his outstanding achievements as a children’s author and supporter of children’s rights, and recognising his strong connections to the North East. Alongside his writing and charity work, the honorary degree also celebrates Michael’s links to Newcastle. He is a Patron of Seven… Read More

New Michael Morpurgo story to be performed at Passchendaele event

A new exclusive short story by Michael Morpurgo will be performed in Belgium to mark the centenary of the First World War’s battle of Passchedaele. Michael’s live reading of From Farm Horse To War Horse, which he wrote especially for the national commemorations on Sunday 30th July. The event will take place  at… Read More

Brand new Mudpuddle Farm stories published

Michael’s Mudpuddle Farm series for younger readers is back! Perfect for ages 5+, the series is being reissued with a bright new look and some brand new stories, starting with 2 new tales in Hee Haw Hurray. Publishing on the 29th June the series is brilliantly illustrated by Shoo… Read More

Michael Morpurgo announced as President of Pearson Teaching Awards

Michael Morpurgo becomes President of Pearson  Teaching Awards on Thank a Teacher Day! The Teaching Awards Trust has announced that Michael Morpurgo is its new President.  Michael will be supporting the charity’s mission to celebrate excellence in education through the annual Pearson Teaching Awards and the Thank a Teacher Campaign. Read More