An spellbinding insight into storytelling from one of today's greatest writers. This 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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(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Walker Books Ltd
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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. Peter Bailey has been illustrating books for more than thirty-five years, and has worked with some of Britain's best-known authors, including Philip Pullman, Dick King-Smith and many others. He lives near Liverpool.