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Praise for Michael Morpurgo:
“Michael Morpurgo writes brilliantly about war and animals, conveying the big emotions without preaching.” – The 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’s gift is to make this long-ago world of danger and heartbreak accessible without ever patronising his young readers.” – Sunday Mercury
“Morpurgo, as always, is subtle and skillful, 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.” -The Guardian.
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain’s best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include ‘Shadow’, ‘A Medal for Leroy’ and ‘Little Manfred’.
His novel ‘War Horse’ has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg. A former Children’s Laureate, Michael is also the co-founder, with his wife Clare, of the charity Farms for City Children.
I always get great enjoyment from reading this author's book and I am no child. This is the story of Joan of Arc,who I admit I knew very little about but instead of being told in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sparhawk
My daughter is a huge fan of Michael M and this doesn't disappointPublished 4 months ago by aatwickers
I chose 5 stars because this was a really good book. I liked the part when Eloise got to be Joan, but dislike it when Joan dies.
I recommend it for years 7 over.
Really enjoyed it but some swearing, beware. I am 12 but I would not recommended for younger children. Thank youPublished 5 months ago by david payne
Amazing! That's is all I can say.From the secondI picked it up to second I put it down I was captured in the story. I would recommend this book is for ages 9-11Published 5 months ago by Ice Girl
This is a great book. Very exciting. Once you pick it up you don't want to put it down. It really shows Michael Morpurgo at his best.Published 5 months ago by good
As all Michael Morpurgo books this is a good read. Using an animal to guide the reader through a period in history. Fantastic, I read allof his booksPublished 6 months ago by zigskit