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Morpurgo, Michael

Overview
Works: 495 works in 2,349 publications in 20 languages and 79,311 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Drama  Legends  Adventure stories  Diary fiction  Biography  Pictorial works  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Narrator, Creator, Compiler, Scenarist
Classifications: PZ7.M82712, [FIC]
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Most widely held works about Michael Morpurgo
 
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Most widely held works by Michael Morpurgo
War horse by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
114 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 4,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World War I has started and the military needs horses to move equipment, charge the enemy, and carry wounded soldiers off the battlefield. Joey, a farm horse is sold to the Army. Joey misses the farmer's son, Albert, and spends the war years wondering if the war will ever end and if he will ever see Albert again
The Mozart question by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young journalist goes to Venice, Italy, to interview a famous violinist, who tells the story of his parents' incarceration by the Nazis, and explains why they can no longer listen to the music of Mozart
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
56 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Thomas Peaceful's older brother is forced to join the British Army, Thomas decides to sign up as well, although he is only fourteen years old, to prove himself to his country, his family, his childhood love, Molly, and himself
Kensuke's kingdom by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
80 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: When Michael's parents lose their jobs, they buy a boat and decide to sail around the world with their son and their beloved dog. It's an ideal trip-until Michael is swept overboard. He's washed up on an island, where he struggles to survive. Then he discovers that he's not alone. His fellow-castaway, Kensuke, keeps his distance at first. But when Michael's life is threatened, he slowly lets the boy into his world. The two teach and learn from each other until, inevitably, they must part ways
Waiting for Anya by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
33 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jo places his life in danger when he helps protect a growing number of Jewish children who have sought refuge at a reclusive widow's farm
Shadow by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teenager Aman and his mother lose their loyal spaniel Shadow while escaping Afghanistan to flee to England. Now they must depend on a friend and his grandfather to enable Shadow's return
An elephant in the garden by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1944. Elizabeth's mother works at Dresden Zoo, where her favorite animal is an elephant named Marlene. When the zoo director tells her the dangerous animals must be shot to prevent them running amok when the town is bombed, Elizabeth's mother moves Marlene into the back garden to save her. And then the bombs start to fall
Arthur, high king of Britain by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
36 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A twelve-year-old boy comes across Arthur Pendragon, who has just awakened from his long sleep beneath the earth, and hears from him some of the exciting stories of his past
The amazing story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Boowie reads the diary that his grandmother sends him, he learns of her childhood in World War II England when American and British soldiers practiced for D-Day's invasion in the area of her home, and about her beloved cat, Adolphus Tip, and the cat's namesake
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The quest of Sir Gawain for the Green Knight teaches him a lesson in pride, humility, and honor
War horse by Michael Morpurgo( Recording )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joey the horse recalls his experiences growing up on an English farm, his struggle for survival as a cavalry horse during World War I, and his reunion with his beloved master
Robin of Sherwood by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A twelve-year-old boy dreams about the life and adventures of Robin Hood who lived in Sherwood Forest as an outlaw dedicated to fighting tyranny
The butterfly lion by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
49 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trying to run away from boarding school in England, a boy encounters an old woman who tells him the story of Bertie and his beautiful white lion
Kaspar the Titanic cat by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
22 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fourteen-year-old Johnny Trott, a bell-boy at London's Savoy Hotel in 1912, becomes caregiver to Kaspar Kandinsky, the Prince of Cats, and soon the two are stowing away on the Titanic, where they are befriended by the Stanton family of New York
Farm boy : the sequel to War horse by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
27 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For years, Joey was a war horse, pulling ambulance carts and artillery through the battlefields of World War I. Finally, he returned to Albert and the farm. Now, decades later, Albert's son loves to tell his own grandson stories about the remarkable horse, including its feats in the war and of the time the family risked everything betting that Joey could win a daring race
The war of Jenkins' ear by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toby Jenkins' friendship with an unusual new boy who claims to be Jesus makes life at boarding school somewhat more tolerable, even when conflict arises between the students and the boys from town
Why the whales came by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
51 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two children befriend the old man known as the Birdman of Bryher and help him lift a curse from their island
Wombat goes walkabout by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While looking for his mother, Wombat meets many animals that are not impressed with his talent for digging and thinking, but when a fire approaches, they change their minds
The wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
22 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1907, fourteen-year-old Laura, living with her family on one of the stormy Isles of Scilly, records in her diary how her dream of participating in a shipwreck rescue is finally realized
Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A retelling in prose of the Anglo-Saxon epic about the heroic efforts of Beowulf, son of Edgetheow, to save the people of Heorot hall from the terrible monster, Grendel
 
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Alternative Names
Mōpāgo, Maikeru 1943-
Morpurgo, Maikls
Morpurgo, Michael Andrew 1943-
Morpurgo, Michael Andrew Bridge
מורפורגו, מייקל
מורפורגו, מייקל 1943-
מורפורגו, מיקל 1943-
モーパーゴ, マイクル
モーパーゴ, マイケル
Languages
English (535)
French (98)
Spanish (19)
German (19)
Dutch (17)
Japanese (13)
Italian (11)
Catalan (5)
Chinese (4)
Welsh (4)
Danish (4)
Basque (4)
Hebrew (3)
Polish (2)
Swedish (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Vietnamese (1)
Czech (1)
Turkish (1)
Slovenian (1)
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