Michael Morpurgo divides his time between his writing and
running Farms for City Children, a charity that each year takes up
to 3,000 children to a working farm for a week. Michael and his
wife Clare were awarded MBEs this year for their work with the
charity. Before the first farm opened 22 years ago, Michael was a
teacher and his knowledge of children?s experiences, plus his
experience of Farms, enrich his writing enormously.
Michael Morpurgo has won the Whitbread Children?s Book Award and
the Smarties Book Prize.