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A Medal for Leroy - Michael Morpurgo

Paperback Published: 7th November 2013
ISBN: 9780007339686
Number Of Pages: 224

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Inspired by the true story of Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British army.

A novel about families, identity and loss by bestselling award-winning author of WAR HORSE.

Michael doesn't remember his father, an RAF pilot lost in the war. And his French mother, heartbroken and passionate, doesn't like to talk about her husband. But then Auntie Snowdrop gives Michael a medal, followed by a photograph, which begin to reveal a hidden history.

A story of love and loss.

A story that will change everything – and reveal to Michael who he really is…

Industry Reviews

"A simple story, beautifully told." - Sunday Express

PRAISE FOR MICHAEL MORPURGO

"As ever, Morpurgo's warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope." - Amanda Craig, The Times

"Morpurgo is a virtuoso at conjuring vibrant stories that draw on historical events." - The Observer Review

"Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects." - The Telegraph

ISBN: 9780007339686
ISBN-10: 0007339682
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 7th November 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.22

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Michael Morpurgo

About the Author


Michael Morpurgo is the author of many books for children, five of which have been made into films. He also writes his own screenplays and libretti for opera. Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in 1943, he was evacuated to Cumberland during the last years of the war, then returned to London, moving later to Essex. 


After a brief and unsuccessful spell in the army, he took up teaching and started to write. He left teaching after ten years in order to set up 'Farms for City Children' with his wife. They have three farms in Devon, Wales and Gloucestershire, open to inner city school children who come to stay and work with the animals. 

In 1999 this work was publicly recognised when he and his wife were awarded an MBE for services to youth. He is also a father and grandfather, so children have always played a large part in his life. Every year he and his family spend time in the Scilly Isles, the setting for three of his books. 

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