My Friend Walter

Remember Sir Walter Raleigh, the nobleman who laid his cloak in a puddle for Queen Elizabeth I to walk across? Bess gets a huge surprise when she meets his ghost and finds out that he’s her ancestor! And even though Sir Walter Raleigh was famous for his manners, Bess soon discovers that her new friend Walter is really rather naughty! How on earth will she introduce her ghostly new friend to her family – especially when he breaks her brother’s fishing rod, steals a horse and smokes cigars in her room?

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    This book was amazing! I recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy and fiction and comedy. It was really funny and I learned a lot about Sir Walter Raleigh.

    30 September 2020

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    sad but good

    17 February 2016

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    Haven’t read it yet but think that is interesting.

    17 June 2014

  • I learnt loads about history from this book. It was really good.

    8 March 2014

  • This book is great for people who like learning about things at the same time as reading fictional books because this book is about a girl called Jess who brings her ancestor, Sir Walter Raleigh to her house, resulting in a lot of funny situations!

    4 March 2013

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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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