Michael Morpurgo Pair

Two stunning stories by star author Michael Morpurgo explore the bond between young and old, and the journey through life’s trials and celebrations. Billy the Kid was a star Chelsea footballer before World War Two destroyed his career. Now old and derelict, can he pass his love of football on to a budding star? And when a young boy visits his grandfather on the farm and is spellbound by his stories of the war, is there a great gift that he can give him in return? Following their characters through life’s hard times and good times, these joyful books showcase Michael Morpurgo’s great storytelling talent.

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  • This wasn’t one of Michael Morpurgo’s best books because it appeals to footie fans more than anyone.

    9 March 2013

  • This is a really quick read. I would recommend all of the Michael Morpurgo books. This book isn’t his best but is quick to read and is therefore better for younger readers.

    4 March 2013

  • The cover reminds me of my brother… But this book is great for football fans! * * *

    4 March 2012

  • Hi, This is a book about a mad chelesa supporter, I would like this book a bit better if the team was not Chelesa because i support liverpool! From Kim Rawlings Michael Morpurgo Fan

    28 February 2011

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    Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.


    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

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