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Michael Morpugo Chistmas Stories
on 20 January 2013
We are huge fans of Michael Morpugo at home; we are a family of four with two adults and two kids (9 and 14y old) and as a routine, we listen to audio books in the car. Listening to Morpugo's large collection of stories in audio books is always a great choice where we can all agree. I don't think there is a single book by Morpugo that we haven't liked so when I saw this Christmas book, I ordered it without further thinking.
What a huge disappointment! Most of the stories seem rushed, unfinished or simply unattractive. I think this book takes advantage of the magnet attraction of Morpugo and the special Christmas feeling and the result is a complete disaster.
Some of the illustrations are not bad but as a whole not even the illustrations make the book attractive enough.
I wouldn't recommend this book at all; it is not so much a waste of money as it is a waste of some great expectations that were never fulfilled. We feel a bit cheated.
We'll continue to read and enjoy Michael Morpugo since he is our favourite family author only second to Roah Dahl. We won't let this book put us off such great writer!