A Medal for Leroy

Michael can’t remember his father, an RAF pilot who died in a Spitfire battle over the English Channel. And his French mother, heartbroken and passionate, doesn’t like to talk about him. But when Michael’s Auntie Snowdrop gives him a medal and a faded photo, a story begins to be told. A hidden story of love and loss, courage and family secrets. A story that will change everything – and show Michael who he really is…

  • A powerful novel from master writer Michael Morpurgo
  • Inspired by the true life of black army officer Walter Tull
  • Michael’s books include War Horse and Private Peaceful
  • Explores themes of identity, family and the legacy of war

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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.

    Awards

    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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