Of Lions And Unicorns: A Lifetime Of Tales From The Master Storyteller

by Michael Morpurgo

Harpercollins (uk) | November 25, 2013 | Trade Paperback |

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A lifetime of tales from the nation''s favourite storyteller, and award-winning author of War Horse - the perfect gift for any book-lover.

The most comprehensive and definitive Michael Morpurgo collection ever, this gorgeous hardback edition features twenty-five enchanting short stories by the nation''s favourite storyteller - as well as extracts from twenty-five of his best-loved novels.

Divided into five parts - covering war, animals, memory, the sea and folk tales - this timeless treasury spans the whole of Michael Morpurgo''s glittering literary career.

Each of the five parts also features a full page illustration by the illustrators Michael has worked most closely with in the course of his writing life: Michael Foreman, Quentin Blake, Christian Birmingham, Emma Chichester-Clark and Peter Bailey. With such beautiful illustrations and such a wealth of extraordinary stories, don''t miss this stunning treat for collectors and fans alike.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 1.57 in

Published: November 25, 2013

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0007523319

ISBN - 13: 9780007523313

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Of Lions And Unicorns: A Lifetime Of Tales From The Master Storyteller

Of Lions And Unicorns: A Lifetime Of Tales From The Master Storyteller

by Michael Morpurgo

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 1.57 in

Published: November 25, 2013

Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0007523319

ISBN - 13: 9780007523313

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A lifetime of tales from the nation''s favourite storyteller, and award-winning author of War Horse - the perfect gift for any book-lover.

The most comprehensive and definitive Michael Morpurgo collection ever, this gorgeous hardback edition features twenty-five enchanting short stories by the nation''s favourite storyteller - as well as extracts from twenty-five of his best-loved novels.

Divided into five parts - covering war, animals, memory, the sea and folk tales - this timeless treasury spans the whole of Michael Morpurgo''s glittering literary career.

Each of the five parts also features a full page illustration by the illustrators Michael has worked most closely with in the course of his writing life: Michael Foreman, Quentin Blake, Christian Birmingham, Emma Chichester-Clark and Peter Bailey. With such beautiful illustrations and such a wealth of extraordinary stories, don''t miss this stunning treat for collectors and fans alike.

About the Author

British author Michael Morpurgo was born in St. Albans, Hertforshire in 1943. He attended the University of London and studied English and French. He became a primary school teacher in Kent for about ten years. He and his wife Clare started a charity called Farms for City Children. They currently own three farms where over 2000 children a year stay for a week and experience the countryside by taking part in purposeful farmwork. He has published over 100 books and several screenplays. He won the 1995 Whitbread Children's Book Award for The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the 1996 Nestle Smarties Book Prize for The Butterfly Lion, and the 2000 Children's Book Award for Kensuke's Kingdom. Private Peaceful won the 2005 Red House Children's Book Award and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Five of his books have been made into movies and two have been adapted for television. He was named as the third Children's Laureate in May 2003. He currently lives in Devon.
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