The Best of Times
Best of Times by Michael Morpurgo
Book DescriptionThe Best of Times is an uplifting Christmas story that plays on every last heart-string from from Britain's best-loved children's author, Michael Morpurgo. A story can bring love and laughter, sorrow and tears. But to save a life ...that will require the greatest story of all. When the Prince and the Princess marry, joy rings out across the land. But all too soon it fades away and a shadow hangs over the royal palace. As Christmas approaches, Prince Frederico must find a way to warm his new bride's aching heart. A story of enduring love, devotion and the wonder of life from former Children's Laureate and award-winning author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo. Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, this classically styled mini picture book is a winter's delight and the ideal story to share aloud at Christmas time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405232555
Classification: Picture storybooks
Format: Paperback (153mm x 153mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Egmont Books Ltd
Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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2014 will mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War. This title collects favourite extracts, images and poems from some of the UK's leading cultural, political and literary figures.
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Book Review: Best of Times by Michael Morpurgo - Reviewed by Romi Foster (24 Nov 2011)
The Best of Times by Michael Morpurgo is a short picture book with a fairytale feeling; it is a christmassy feeling book, so perfect for now (it's almost December when I'm writing this) and perfect to buy and put away, only to bring out on the night of Christmas eve.
Very different from Mr. Morpurgo's other books, novels, picture books, and middle grade books, and only slightly similar to his rendition of Hansel and Gretle, it is an odd story of a prince deeply in love who must save his princess. A perfect love story, but a sad one all the same. A must buy!
Author Biography - Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo, the former Children's Laureate, has written more than forty books and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. He is a tireless champion for children's books and was recently created Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. Emma Chichester Clark is one of the country's top children's books illustrators, and is a past winner of the Mother Goose award. She has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal (for I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!), and shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler award twice. She has also won the Premio Grizane Cavour, a prestigious literary award in Italy. She studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College, where she was taught by Quentin Blake.
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