Books by Michael Morpurgo
Style: Average → Good
Attitude: Unobjectionable → Fairly Positive
Lily and her family and friends are told that they have just a few weeks to leave their village which is to be used as a training ground for the D-Day Landings.
A quiet and readable story about the changes wartime brings. Loyalty and friendship. Breaking a serious promise.
Growing-Up, Historical, War
Bertie grows up in South Africa and befriends a lion cub which must go to a circus when he goes to school in England.
Growing-Up, Spooky, War
Intelligent and talented 18-year-old Matt travels to Africa to help war-injured children, leaving his widowed mother and younger sister Olly behind.
Positive and thought-provoking look at the effects of war on the children of Africa, and on the difference one determined young man can make.
Animal, Growing-Up, Thought-provoking, War
20th-century Eloise is told the story of Joan of Arc by an angel after she is bitterly disappointed not to have been chosen to play Joan in the town's celebrations, as she was not born in Orleans.
Sympathetic retailing of the story of a warrior saint.
Biographical, Historical, War
Bess Throckmorton attends a family reunion and meets the ghost of her ancestor Sir Walter Raleigh of cloak-over-puddle and tobacco fame.
Attitude: Take Care
Like many other English soldiers in WWI, 'Tommo' Peaceful is too young to fight, however he lies about his age.
Historical, Thought-provoking, War
A story within a story: Bun, now 12 years old, tells a story of his blindness two years before, and of how a sword he found in a hole under their field led him to King Arthur's resting place and helped him recover his sight.
Arthurian, Coping with, Friendship, Mythical