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Michael Morpurgo

Author of War Horse

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About the Author

British author Michael Morpurgo was born in St. Albans, Hertforshire in 1943. He attended the University of London and studied English and French. He became a primary school teacher in Kent for about ten years. He and his wife Clare started a charity called Farms for City Children. They currently show more own three farms where over 2000 children a year stay for a week and experience the countryside by taking part in purposeful farmwork. He has published over 100 books and several screenplays. He won the 1995 Whitbread Children's Book Award for The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the 1996 Nestle Smarties Book Prize for The Butterfly Lion, and the 2000 Children's Book Award for Kensuke's Kingdom. Private Peaceful won the 2005 Red House Children's Book Award and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Five of his books have been made into movies and two have been adapted for television. He was named as the third Children's Laureate in May 2003. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Michael Morpurgo

War Horse (1982) 3,681 copies
Kensuke's Kingdom (1999) 1,711 copies
Private Peaceful (2003) 1,622 copies
The Butterfly Lion (1996) 854 copies
Shadow (2010) 816 copies
An Elephant in the Garden (2010) 770 copies
Waiting for Anya (1990) 725 copies
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (2006) — Narrator, some editions — 633 copies
Why the Whales Came (1985) 625 copies
The Wreck of the Zanzibar (1995) 481 copies
Born to Run (2006) 479 copies
Farm Boy (1997) 463 copies
Alone on a Wide Wide Sea (2006) 459 copies
Kaspar: Prince of Cats (2008) 458 copies
Beowulf (2006) 386 copies
Arthur, High King of Britain (1994) 384 copies
Running Wild (2009) 356 copies
King of the Cloud Forests (1987) 333 copies
The Mozart Question (2006) 313 copies
Toro! Toro! (2001) 286 copies
Twist of Gold (1983) 272 copies
Dear Olly (2000) 267 copies
The Dancing Bear (1994) 259 copies
Cool! (1963) 257 copies
Escape from Shangri-La (1998) 257 copies
Friend or Foe (1977) 246 copies
Listen to the Moon (2014) 245 copies
My Friend Walter (1988) 244 copies
Mr Nobody's Eyes (1989) 232 copies
A Medal for Leroy (2012) 217 copies
Billy the Kid (2000) 210 copies
The Ghost of Grania O'Malley (1996) 202 copies
The War of Jenkins' Ear (1993) 196 copies
Wombat Goes Walkabout (1999) 190 copies
Long Way Home (1975) 182 copies
Little Foxes (1800) 179 copies
An Eagle in the Snow (2015) 177 copies
Little Manfred (2011) 177 copies
I Believe in Unicorns (1757) 177 copies
The Sleeping Sword (2002) 176 copies
The Nine Lives of Montezuma (1993) 150 copies
Out of the Ashes (2001) 120 copies
The Sandman and the Turtles (1991) 109 copies
The Last Wolf (2002) 105 copies
The Kites Are Flying! (2009) 95 copies
Robin of Sherwood (1996) 91 copies
The Silver Swan (1600) 89 copies
Joan of Arc (1998) 87 copies
Tom's Sausage Lion (1987) 80 copies
Half a Man (2014) 77 copies
Not Bad for a Bad Lad (2010) 74 copies
Mr Skip (2002) 73 copies
Where My Wellies Take Me (2012) 73 copies
Gentle Giant (1600) 71 copies
Meeting Cezanne (2004) 69 copies
This Morning I Met a Whale (2008) 68 copies
Hansel and Gretel (2007) 68 copies
From Hereabout Hill (1600) 66 copies
On Angel Wings (1728) 64 copies
Pinocchio by Pinocchio (2013) 63 copies
Wartman (1998) 59 copies
The Fox and the Ghost King (1747) 59 copies
The Puffin Keeper (2020) 58 copies
Flamingo Boy (2018) 56 copies
Cool as a Cucumber (2003) 56 copies
Jo-Jo the Melon Donkey (1736) 56 copies
Who's a Big Bully Then? (2000) 52 copies
Homecoming (2012) 52 copies
Coming Home (2016) 52 copies
Conker (1987) 51 copies
Black Queen (Young Corgi) (1600) 51 copies
Mairi's Mermaid (1994) 51 copies
The Pied Piper of Hamelin (2000) 45 copies
Colly's Barn (1991) 43 copies
It's a Dog's Life (1600) 41 copies
Dolphin Boy (2004) 39 copies
Best Mates (2015) 39 copies
Fox Friend (2006) 35 copies
Mossop's Last Chance (1988) 35 copies
War: Stories of Conflict (2005) 34 copies
Snakes and Ladders (1994) 33 copies
The Rainbow Bear (1999) 31 copies
Mum's the Word (Jets) (1995) 30 copies
Boy Giant: Son of Gulliver (2019) 28 copies
Poppy Field (2018) 27 copies
Jigger's Day Off (Jets) (1990) 27 copies
Blodin the Beast (1995) 25 copies
Greatest Animal Stories (2016) 24 copies
Albertine, Goose Queen (1989) 24 copies
In the Mouth of the Wolf (2018) 24 copies
The Best of Times (2009) 24 copies
All I Said Was (2014) 20 copies
Beauty and the Beast (2012) 20 copies
Ghostly Haunts (1994) — Editor — 19 copies
Grandpa Christmas (2018) — Author — 19 copies
My Father Is a Polar Bear (2015) 18 copies
Martians at Mudpuddle Farm (1992) 18 copies
Sam's Duck (Picture Lions) (1996) 17 copies
The Giant's Necklace (2016) 16 copies
And Pigs Might Fly! (1991) 16 copies
The Castle In The Field (2013) 15 copies
Clare and her Captain (2015) 14 copies
Lucky Button (2017) — Author — 14 copies
Little Albatross (2004) 13 copies
All Around the Year (1979) 13 copies
Island Tales (2013) 11 copies
Snug (Little Gems) (2013) 10 copies
Greatest Magical Stories (2018) — Editor; Contributor — 10 copies
When Fishes Flew (2021) 10 copies
The Goose is Getting Fat (2013) 10 copies
There Once Is a Queen (2022) 9 copies
War Horse picture book (2020) 7 copies
We are Not Frogs (2016) 6 copies
More Muck and Magic (2001) 6 copies
Our Jacko (2018) 5 copies
Stories of King Arthur (2014) 4 copies
Living Poets (1974) 4 copies
Cock Crow (2005) 4 copies
Old Sticky (1991) 3 copies
Owl or Pussycat? (2020) 3 copies
Carnival of the Animals (2021) 3 copies
The Boy Who Would Be King (2023) 2 copies
Cân o Falchder 2 copies
MISS WIRTLES REVENGE (1981) 2 copies
It Never Rained (1974) 2 copies
Magical myths and legends (2018) 2 copies
De laatste wolf (2002) 1 copy
L'UOMO DEL FARO (2022) 1 copy
War stories (2010) 1 copy
The Story-Teller (1976) 1 copy
Savas Ati (2010) 1 copy
Rex, le chien de ferme (2021) 1 copy
L'espasa adormida (2005) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Little Prince (1943) — Translator, some editions — 44,005 copies
My Family and Other Animals (1953) — Introduction, some editions — 5,210 copies
Carrie's War (1973) — Introduction, some editions — 937 copies
War Horse [2011 film] (2012) — Original novel — 301 copies
War Horse (Oxford Playscript) (2007) — Original book — 184 copies
Jim Davis (1911) — Introduction, some editions — 144 copies
Free? Stories About Human Rights (2009) — Contributor — 118 copies
Collected Poems for Children (2005) — Narrator, some editions — 97 copies
The English Landscape: Its Character and Diversity (1700) — Contributor — 76 copies
Horse Tales (1976) — Contributor — 73 copies
Ox-Tales: Water (2009) — Contributor — 69 copies
Line of Fire: Diary of an Unknown Soldier (2011) — Introduction, some editions — 59 copies
Centuries of Stories (1999) — Contributor — 57 copies
Oliver Twist [adapted - Lesley Baxter] (1996) — Introduction, some editions — 38 copies
The Puffin Book of Ghosts and Ghouls (1992) — Contributor — 11 copies
War and Peace: A Collection of Classic Poetry and Prose (2004) — Introduction — 11 copies

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Works
246
Also by
23
Members
25,549
Popularity
#819
Rating
4.2
Reviews
555
ISBNs
1,728
Languages
26
Favorited
21

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