Who is Michael Morpurgo?
Michael Morpurgo was born in 1943, England. He attended schools across England and later became a primary school teacher. It was there he discovered what he wanted to do. He loved telling stories to children in classes - and they loved his stories.
In 1976 Michael and his wife, Clare, started the charity Farms For City Children. The idea of the project was to get city children living and working in the countryside on a farm for a week - working actively and purposefully on the farm. It has been a huge success!
Living in Devon, listening to Mozart, and working with children have provided most of the stimulae Michael needs to discover and write his stories. He says he spends about half his life mucking out sheds with the children, feeding sheep or milking cows; the other half he spends dreaming up and writing stories!
Michael often writes books about animals and/or war themes.
The following titles are a list of some of his most popular books borrowed from our Library:
- War Horse
- Farm Boy
- Private Peaceful
- Running Wild
- The Butterfly Lion
- Kensuke's Kingdom
- Born to Run
- Kaspar: Prince of Cats