Animal Tales

Three animal stories from a master. In Jo-Jo the Melon Donkey we meet Jo-Jo, who works hard selling melons on the streets of Venice each day. Jo-Jo doesn’t like the hard work and boredom of a donkey’s life. But one dark night, he gets the chance to be a hero and save the city from the sea! In Conker, Nick goes looking for conkers in Jubilee Park, and finds a half-starved dog instead. Nick calls the dog Conker – but will he be able to save him? And in Colly’s Barn, Annie’s father wants to demolish the old barn and build a new one. But what will happen to all the birds that nest there? Read this book and find out!

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    8 March 2013

  • i like animal stories. these are good ones

    3 March 2011

  • loved it

    i love michle mopergo

    8 March 2010

  • I love michael morpurgo and i love animals so: fav author+ fav an animal book=an animal book writen by my fav author! This book is going to be the best.

    6 November 2009

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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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