Farm Boy (War Horse Sequel)

Author(s): Michael Morpurgo

Children

The sequel to War Horse from an award-winning author and master storyteller
 
Set on a farm in rural Devon, Farm Boy is a collection of Grandpa's reminiscences and stories touchingly told to his grandson. Joey was the last working horse on the farm, and the apple of Grandpa's eye. Joey was sent away from the farm to be a warhorse in WWI. Grandpa had joined the cavalry in order to find, and fight, with Joey. Farm Boy brings us forward fifty years with Grandpa not only telling his grandson Joey's story but also a "shameful secret" which he has held for years--Grandpa has never learned to read and write. The story is set in Iddesleigh in Devon and lovingly evokes the bonds between farm and farmer, grandson and grandfather. This special new edition superbly captures the spirit of rural life.

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'Here is a very important book, combining the very best of storytelling and illustration.' - JUNIOR EDUCATION 'If there are such things as contemporary classics, then this, surely is one of them.'- Daily Mail Praise for SHADOW: "As ever, Morpurgo's warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope." - Amanda Craig, The Times "passionate and touching" - Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading Praise for AN ELEPHANT IN THE GARDEN: "This is a handsome, very pickupable book. Brightly and informatively jacketed, its text punctuated by lovely, fluid ink and wash illustrations by Michael Foreman, it deserves a prominent place on school library bookshelves and, if there is any justice in the world, in bookshops." Guardian "A thrilling and moving new novel about an extraordinary animal caught up in a very human war, for anyone who loved The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips or The Butterfly Lion!" Waterstones "For readers aged eight and over, this captivating novel offers an insight into how Hitler came to power, refracted through the gaze of the young narrator." - Telegraph "Following the stage success of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo returns with another gem in his animals in war series, An Elephant in the Garden." - Telegraph

Michael divides his time between his writing and running Farms for City Children, a charity which each year takes up to 3,000 children to a working farm for a week. Michael and his wife Clare were awarded MBEs for their work with the charity. Before the first farm opened, Morpurgo 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.

General Fields

  • : 9780007450657
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : September 2011
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : NE
  • : English
  • : 112
  • : illustrations
  • : Michael Morpurgo