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Michael Morpurgo Why the Whales Came Paperback – 7 Dec 2012
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About the Author
Michael Morpurgo Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo needs no introduction. He is one of the most successful children's authors in the country, loved by children, teachers and parents alike. Michael has written more than forty books for children including the global hit War Horse, which was made into a Hollywood film by Steven Spielberg in 2011. Several of his other stories have been adapted for screen and stage, including My Friend Walter, Why the Whales Came and Kensuke's Kingdom. Michael has won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. He started the charity Farms for City Children in 1976 with his wife, Clare, aimed at relieving the "poverty of experience" many young children feel in inner city and urban areas. Michael is also a patron of over a dozen other charities. Living in Devon, listening to Mozart and working with children have provided Michael with the ideas and incentive to write his stories. He spends half his life mucking out sheds with the children, feeding sheep or milking cows; the other half he spends dreaming up and writing stories for children. "For me, the greater part of writing is daydreaming, dreaming the dream of my story until it hatches out - the writing down of it I always find hard. But I love finishing it, then holding the book in my hand and sharing my dream with my readers." Michael received an OBE in December 2006 for his services to literature.
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I loved reading this book because I love Michael Mourpurgo and the way that he writes stood that is why I love chosen a five star rating for this book.
I think that Why The Whales Came is the best book he has written because it is all about adventure, friendship and understanding each other. Right From the start of the book I knew that the Bridman wasn't evil because when the children go and meet him for the first time he never does anything to them.
The only thing that I don't understand in this book is why it is all about war. I mean I can understand way but every Michael Mourpurgo book that I have ever read has been about war apart. from Running Wild. That is my only bone that I wanted to pick with this book.
I would recommend this book to anyone of any age that likes. Michael Mourpurgo
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