Singing for Mrs Pettigrew
A Storymaker's Journey
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Singing for Mrs Pettigrew by Michael Morpurgo
Book DescriptionThis collection by the 2003-2005 Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, contains short stories, essays and commentaries to illuminate the craft of storytelling. Analyzing all aspects of writing - character, plot, sources and inspiration, retelling and biography - it is perfect for anyone, young or old, who loves great stories and wants to know more about the art of telling tales.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781406305746
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Walker Books Ltd
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A thrilling ghost story that revisits Cornwall's industrial past. Short-story-telling at its very best, from the UK most beloved writer for children.
Didn't We Have a Lovely Time!, Hardback (October 2016)
A heartwarming short story set on a farm from Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite children's author, with stunning illustrations from Quentin Blake.
Greatest Animal Stories, Chosen by Michael Morpurgo, Hardback (October 2016)
From squeaks and peeps to growls and howls, all animal life is here. A treasure trove of animal delights, chosen by the UK's best-loved storyteller.
Only Remembered, Paperback (October 2016)» View all books by Michael Morpurgo
Published to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, this anthology collects favourite extracts, poems and images from some of the UK's leading cultural, political and literary figures. It also includes poems, short stories, personal letters, newspaper articles, scripts, photographs and paintings.
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Book Review: Singing for Mrs Pettigrew by Michael Morpurgo - Reviewed by Romi Foster (24 Nov 2011)
Singing for Mrs Pettigrew is a truly amazing book full of amazing stories from one of the worlds most loves children's authors. The stories are all amazing and very different from each other, all full of Morpurog's classic writing style, which will make you think over each story seperately and see them all in a different light each time you read them. Between each story Morpurgo writes in first person, explaining his life at the writing time, how the storys are linked to what he was doing and why he wrote them. It is a book for keeps and for passing through generation to generation over the years.
Author Biography - Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo has an unparalleled reputation as a children's storyteller. He is the author of I Believe in Unicorns (9781406302042), Beowulf (9781844287543) and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (9781844287307), both illustrated by Michael Foreman, and also Private Peaceful, winner of the 2004 Red House Children's Book Award, as well as numerous other prize-winners. He lives in Devon.
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