Red Bananas: Conker

A moving first story by Michael Morpurgo, exploring grief, forgiveness and the loss of a family pet. Nick’s beloved old dog is dying. And when horrible Stevie Rooster makes fun of the situation, Nick loses his temper and throws Stevie’s best conker into the pond. But Grandma says there’s a better way to get back at Stevie – to beat him in the local conker championship! So Nick goes hunting for conkers by the tree in the old scrapyard. And in that scrapyard is a skinny, starving dog who looks just like Nick’s old pet. Can Nick rescue this troubled new dog – and become the Conker King of Jubilee Park?

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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.

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    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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