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I know this book was rather on the younger side and for the younger reader, but Michael Morpurgo is one of my faveourite authors. I got this book as a present for christmas and to be honest it now sits pride of place on my book shelf with all my other Michael Morpurgo's. This book was good because it told a story. It carried throughout the book of 2 sides, one with Karl and his mum in the care home and then the other with Lizzie who tells the story of what happened to her and her family during ...more
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 ...moreMore about Michael Morpurgo...