Dear Olly

Paperback | June 4, 2007

byMichael Morpurgo

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A moving story of a brother, a sister and a swallow, and how all are in some way victims of the horrors of landmines.Olly's brother Matt wants to go and work with children who have been made orphans, through war, in Africa. He wants to be a clown and make them laugh. His mother and sister want him to stay in England and go to university.Hero, a swallow, has a journey to make too. He must fly to Africa for the winter to join all the other swallows. His journey is difficult and fraught with danger.Three separate stories are woven into one powerful and moving novel whose central theme not only exposes the horrors of war and of landmines, but also the endurance of the human spirit.

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A moving story of a brother, a sister and a swallow, and how all are in some way victims of the horrors of landmines.Olly's brother Matt wants to go and work with children who have been made orphans, through war, in Africa. He wants to be a clown and make them laugh. His mother and sister want him to stay in England and go to universit...

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include 'Shadow', 'A Medal for Leroy' and 'Little Manfred'.His novel 'War Horse' has been successfull...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pagesPublished:June 4, 2007Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006753337

ISBN - 13:9780006753339

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swallows: the magical conductors of the seasons It takes a lot for a book to make me cry. However, at the end of this beautiful novelette, tears flowed from my eyes. You must read this book - I cannot put into words its beauty, simplicity and honesty. I felt a deep connection to the characters. After reading this book, I became aware of the more important things in life - spending time with family, being happy, and enjoying our time on this earth. It is a gem of a novel.
Date published: 2005-09-02