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Morpurgo, Michael

Overview
Works: 618 works in 2,119 publications in 14 languages and 73,851 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Drama  Legends  Adventure stories  Pictorial works  Biography  Diary fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Adapter, Editor, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Creator, Scenarist, Narrator, Compiler
Classifications: PZ7.M82712, [FIC]
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The Mozart question by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 4,069 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. Includes an author's note about the Nazi Holocaust
War horse by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
60 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,870 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
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
37 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,021 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 )
57 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,396 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 )
27 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,913 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
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,302 libraries worldwide
The quest of Sir Gawain for the Green Knight teaches him a lesson in pride, humility, and honor
Arthur, high king of Britain by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
33 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,300 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 butterfly lion by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
37 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,220 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
Robin of Sherwood by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 1,177 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 amazing story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,177 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
War horse by Michael Morpurgo( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,172 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
The war of Jenkins' ear by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,162 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
Wombat goes walkabout by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,059 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
Why the whales came by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
36 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,017 libraries worldwide
Two children befriend the old man known as the Birdman of Bryher and help him lift a curse from their island
King of the cloud forests by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 986 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 )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 959 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
An elephant in the garden by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 894 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
I believe in unicorns by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 883 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 ghost of Grania O'Malley by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and German and held by 765 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
The silver swan by Michael Morpurgo( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 716 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
 
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Alternative Names
Mōpāgo, Maikeru 1943-
Morpurgo, Maikls
Morpurgo, Michael Andrew 1943-
Morpurgo, Michael Andrew Bridge
מורפורגו, מייקל
מורפורגו, מייקל, 1943-
モーパーゴ, マイクル
モーパーゴ, マイケル
Languages
English (447)
French (25)
Spanish (12)
German (6)
Catalan (3)
Danish (3)
Basque (2)
Hebrew (2)
Japanese (1)
Vietnamese (1)
Turkish (1)
Italian (1)
Welsh (1)
Dutch (1)
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