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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 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)
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War Horse 3,066 copies, 118 reviews
Kensuke's Kingdom 1,446 copies, 30 reviews
Private Peaceful 1,391 copies, 57 reviews
The Butterfly Lion 702 copies, 15 reviews
Shadow 665 copies, 16 reviews
Waiting for Anya 622 copies, 5 reviews
An Elephant in the Garden 601 copies, 27 reviews
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips 534 copies, 18 reviews
Why the Whales Came 529 copies, 10 reviews
The Wreck of the Zanzibar 393 copies, 3 reviews
Kaspar: Prince of Cats 388 copies, 10 reviews
Born to Run 386 copies, 7 reviews
Alone on a Wide Wide Sea 375 copies, 15 reviews
Farm Boy 353 copies, 9 reviews
Arthur, High King of Britain 305 copies, 3 reviews
The Mozart Question 290 copies, 16 reviews
King of the Cloud Forests 284 copies, 4 reviews
Beowulf 278 copies, 2 reviews
Running Wild 267 copies, 8 reviews
Toro! Toro! 230 copies
Dear Olly 225 copies, 4 reviews
Twist of Gold 223 copies, 3 reviews
Cool! 214 copies, 1 review
Mr Nobody's Eyes 200 copies
My Friend Walter 198 copies, 4 reviews
The Dancing Bear 195 copies, 4 reviews
Friend or Foe 191 copies, 1 review
Listen to the Moon 188 copies, 11 reviews
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 168 copies, 4 reviews
A Medal for Leroy 166 copies, 6 reviews
Billy the Kid 165 copies, 4 reviews
The War of Jenkins' Ear 163 copies, 3 reviews
Wombat Goes Walkabout 161 copies, 5 reviews
The Ghost of Grania O'Malley 158 copies, 1 review
Long Way Home 152 copies, 1 review
I Believe in Unicorns 146 copies, 4 reviews
An Eagle in the Snow 142 copies, 6 reviews
The Sleeping Sword 142 copies, 1 review
Little Manfred 138 copies, 4 reviews
Little Foxes 131 copies, 1 review
The Nine Lives of Montezuma 120 copies, 2 reviews
Out of the ashes 109 copies, 1 review
The Last Wolf 84 copies, 1 review
The Kites Are Flying! 84 copies, 2 reviews
Robin of Sherwood 80 copies, 2 reviews
The Silver Swan 80 copies, 1 review
Joan of Arc 71 copies, 1 review
Half a Man 66 copies, 3 reviews
Meeting Cezanne 61 copies, 2 reviews
On Angel Wings 61 copies
Not Bad for a Bad Lad 59 copies, 3 reviews
Wartman 57 copies
Hansel and Gretel 57 copies, 2 reviews
This Morning I Met a Whale 57 copies, 1 review
Gentle Giant 56 copies
Where My Wellies Take Me 55 copies, 2 reviews
Cockadoodle-Doo, Mr Sultana! 53 copies, 1 review
Mister Skip 52 copies, 1 review
Who's a Big Bully Then? 51 copies, 1 review
Conker 46 copies
Homecoming 43 copies, 2 reviews
Mairi's Mermaid 43 copies, 1 review
The Fox and the Ghost King 42 copies, 2 reviews
Flamingo Boy 38 copies, 1 review
Pinocchio 38 copies, 1 review
Coming Home 35 copies
Colly's Barn 35 copies
Best Mates 32 copies, 1 review
Dolphin Boy 30 copies
Fox Friend 30 copies, 1 review
Mum's the word 26 copies
Because a Fire Was in My Head 26 copies, 4 reviews
The Puffin Keeper 23 copies, 2 reviews
Ghostly Haunts (Editor) 17 copies, 1 review
In the Mouth of the Wolf 15 copies, 1 review
All I Said Was 15 copies
Mimi and the Mountain Dragon 14 copies, 1 review
Lucky Button (Author) 11 copies, 3 reviews
Poppy Field 10 copies
Clare and her Captain 10 copies, 1 review
The Goose is Getting Fat 10 copies, 1 review
Island Tales 9 copies
Grandpa Christmas (Author) 5 copies
Greatest Magical Stories (Editor; Contributor) 4 copies
Our Jacko 3 copies
Cock Crow 3 copies
Living Poets 3 copies
old sticky 2 copies
The Little Prince (Translator, some editions) 38,638 copies, 696 reviews
My Family and Other Animals (Introduction, some editions) 4,675 copies, 141 reviews
Carrie's War (Introduction, some editions) 823 copies, 12 reviews
War Horse [2011 film] (Original novel) 250 copies, 1 review
War Horse (Oxford Playscript) (Original book) 132 copies, 4 reviews
Free? Stories About Human Rights (Contributor) 106 copies, 3 reviews
Ox-Tales: Water (Contributor) 67 copies, 2 reviews
Horse Tales (Contributor) 60 copies, 2 reviews
Line of Fire: Diary of an Unknown Soldier (Introduction, some editions) 56 copies, 2 reviews
Centuries of Stories (Contributor) 49 copies
Oliver Twist [adapted - Lesley Baxter] (Introduction, some editions) 33 copies
War and Peace: A Collection of Classic Poetry and Prose (Introduction, some editions) 9 copies
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