Most widely held works about Michael Morpurgo
Most widely held works by Michael Morpurgo
The Mozart question by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,785 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 )
39 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,566 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 )
52 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 1,830 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 )
22 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,591 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.
War horse by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
40 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,519 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.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
The quest of Sir Gawain for the Green Knight teaches him a lesson in pride, humility, and honor.
Robin of Sherwood by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,081 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.
Arthur, high king of Britain by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
22 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,069 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 war of Jenkins' ear by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 1,018 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.
The butterfly lion by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
32 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 972 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.
Wombat goes walkabout by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and French and held by 935 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.
King of the cloud forests by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
29 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and French and held by 825 libraries worldwide
After being rescued in the mountains of Tibet by a near-human tribe who revere him as a god, Ashley must choose between returning to the violence of the village he fled and the tests of courage that await him as the tribe's god.
Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 819 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.
The amazing story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 802 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.
I believe in unicorns by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 793 libraries worldwide
A man relates how he came to believe in unicorns as an eight-year-old boy while also remembering how he learned about the importance in life of books and storytelling, especially in the midst of war.
The wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and German and held by 739 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.
Why the whales came by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
31 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 716 libraries worldwide
Two children befriend the old man known as the Birdman of Bryher and help him lift a curse from their island.
The silver swan by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and French and held by 707 libraries worldwide
A boy observes and becomes fond of a swan as she finds a mate, has cygnets, and defends herself and her young from a fox.
The ghost of Grania O'Malley by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and German and held by 624 libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old Jessie, helped by her American cousin and the ghost of a notorious female pirate, finds the strength to prevail over both a crippling disease and the greedy developers intent on destroying her Irish island home.
Jo-Jo the melon donkey by Michael Morpurgo ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Jo-Jo is a very unhappy donkey who carries melons to the markets of Venice, Italy, every day, until his friendship with the daughter of the Doge leads him to become a hero.
Adaptations Adventure stories Animals Arthur,--King Australia Boarding schools Brothers and sisters Castaways Cats Children's stories Children's stories, English Diaries England England--Isles of Scilly Farm life Fiction France Friendship Gawain (Legendary character) German Occupation of France (1940-1945) Great Britain History Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Horses Interpersonal relations Islands Italy--Venice Japanese Jewish musicians Jews Juvenile works Legends Lion Morpurgo, Michael People with mental disabilities Pictorial works Poverty Robin Hood (Legendary character) Schools Shipwrecks Single-parent families Soldiers Storytelling Survival Violin Whales Wombats World War (1914-1918) World War (1939-1945) Yeti
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