If you're new to the literary world of Michael Mopurgo then it's probably due to the movie adaptation of War Horse - the story of a horse being taken from his boy owner to serve as a war horse on the front line during World War I - I've yet to see it, but even the trailer is enough to make me catch my breath, I may just have to read the book first.
Micheal Morpurgo is widely regarded as one of the best children's writers around and with good reason, his stories are compelling and once they have hold of you they'll never let you go.
He writes about all sorts of things from retired greyhounds, adventurous cats or soldiers and horses in the trenches, if you read a Michael Morpurgo story you're guaranteed a magical and wonderful read.
Why The Whales Came was our first introduction to Michael Morpurgo when my daughter brought the book home from school, it told a story about the magical Narwahl whale and it's mysterious horn and was utterly enchanting.
For reading alone the Michael Morpurgo Collection is billed as being suitable for children aged nine or older, but younger children will enjoy having any of the included Michael Morpurgo stories read to them at bedtime (or any other time of the day for that matter!).
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Thanks to wishihadadonkey at HUKD