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Dolphin Boy : 15th Anniversary Edition - Michael Morpurgo

Dolphin Boy

15th Anniversary Edition

By: Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 7th February 2019
ISBN: 9781783447503
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 6+ years old

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A spellbinding Cornish story from Michael Morpurgo is perfectly complemented by illustrations from the prize-winning illustrator, Michael Foreman. Refreshed for its 15th anniversary with a brand new cover.

Discover this spellbinding story from former Children's Laureate and author of War Horse Michael Morpurgo, and illustrated by multi-award-winning Michael Foreman. Jim lives in a Cornish fishing village—but since the fish disappeared, no one goes fishing any more.

One day, Jim spots a dolphin beached on the sand, and soon the whole village is working together to return the dolphin to the water. The dolphin stays in the harbor, playing with Jim and the swimmers, but then the dolphin disappears. Will Jim ever see him again?

About the Author

Michael Foreman is one of the most talented and popular creators of children's books today. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal two times and has been the UK nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award twice. His highly acclaimed books are published all over the world. He is married and has three sons. He divides his time between St Ives in Cornwall and London.

Industry Reviews

Michael Morpurgo's poignant narative, complemented by Michael Foreman's wonderful illustrations...It doesn't get much better. ”
Mandy Caddy, The Times

“ Lovingly illustrated in delicate watercolours, Dolphin Boy is the touching tale of a boy's unconditional love for a new-found friend that will thrill and engage. ”
The Good Book Guide

“ Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller and this tale of a fishing village struggling to survive... is no exception. For all ages, this is a beaufifully illustrated book. ”
Education Otherwise

ISBN: 9781783447503
ISBN-10: 1783447508
Audience: Children
For Ages: 6+ years old
For Grades: 1+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 7th February 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 24.5  x 0.5
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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