The Sandman and the Turtles

Morpurgo at the seaside in full colour! Dragons, shipwrecks, giants. Brought to life by Tony Ross’s glorious colour pictures. Even better than a holiday. Every summer, Michael goes to stay at his cousins’ farm on the Welsh coast. Every year, he swims with seals, watches whales – and listens to his old grandpa’s stories. Tales of blood-red dragons sleeping in coves on Whaletooth Beach. Stories of sea captains and shipwrecks. And of the giant Sandman and his turtles, who sweep Michael off on a magical fantasy quest!

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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.

  • Tony Ross

    Multi-award-winning Tony Ross has become one of the best-known creators of original and traditional picture books and his work has been published all over the world. As well as his own books, he has illustrated books for authors such as Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin.

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    Tony Ross has won a number of awards for illustration, including the Dutch Silver Paintbrush Award for the best illustrations by a foreign artist.

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