Michael Morpurgo





Michael Morpurgo

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in St Albans, Hertfordshire, The United Kingdom
October 05, 1943

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Michael Morpurgo is the author of many books for children, five of which have been made into films. He also writes his own screenplays and libretti for opera. Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in 1943, he was evacuated to Cumberland during the last years of the war, then returned to London, moving later to Essex. After a brief and unsuccessful spell in the army, he took up teaching and started to write. He left teaching after ten years in order to set up 'Farms for City Children' with his wife. They have three farms in Devon, Wales and Gloucestershire, open to inner city school children who come to stay and work with the animals. In 1999 this work was publicly recognised when he and his wife were awarded an MBE for services to youth. He is ...more


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“I can hate you more, but I'll never love you less.”
Michael Morpurgo, War Horse

“Being his real brother I could feel I live in his shadows, but I never have and I do not now. I live in his glow.”
Michael Morpurgo, Private Peaceful

“stories make you think and dream; books make you want to ask questions”
Michael Morpurgo, I Believe in Unicorns

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