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Wild at Heart: Animal Stories
The stories in this delightful anthology feature a wide variety of animals--from geese and otters to lions and mules. The impressive list of contributors includes three Nobel laureates. Classics such as Jack London's The Call of the Wild, Rudyard Kipling's The Cat That Walked by Himself, and Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea accompany more recent favorites such as ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 5th 2008 by Kingfisher
(first published January 1st 2008)
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I liked this book it's full of some lovely little stories and after reading this my list of books which I want to read has definitely increased as I do enjoy animal stories. Also liked the little notes Michael Morpurgo put before each story as to why he chose each one.
I selected this book, because I love the work of Michael Morpurgo and was disappointed, probably because I do not enjoy extracts of stories and the few short stories did not capture my imagination the way that Michael's writing does.
The wide variety of cultural stories from various time periods in this book adds to the character of the book. The fact that Morpurgo draws upon his own life experiences, involves the audience and keeps them reading. A real page turner.
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...