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Morpurgo, Michael

Overview
Works: 1,128 works in 5,097 publications in 15 languages and 97,664 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  History  Drama  War fiction  Film adaptations  Legends  Young adult works  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Adapter, Creator, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, wpr, Contributor, Printer, Redactor, Other, Scenarist, Originator, Compiler, Honoree, Interviewee, tra
Classifications: PR6063.O746, FIC
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Most widely held works about Michael Morpurgo
 
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Most widely held works by Michael Morpurgo
War horse by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

211 editions published between 1982 and 2021 in 14 languages and held by 5,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joey the horse recalls his experiences growing up on an English farm, his struggle for survival as a cavalry horse during World War I, and his reunion with his beloved master
The Mozart question by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 3,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young journalist goes to Venice, Italy, to interview a famous violinist, who tells the story of his parents' incarceration by the Nazis, and explains why they can no longer listen to the music of Mozart. Includes an author's note about the Nazi Holocaust
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

110 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 3,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Thomas Peaceful's older brother is forced to join the British Army, Thomas decides to sign up as well, although he is only fourteen years old, to prove himself to his country, his family, his childhood love, Molly, and himself
War horse by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

43 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in rural England and Europe during the First World War, the story begins with the friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets; British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter
Kensuke's kingdom by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

129 editions published between 1999 and 2021 in 5 languages and held by 2,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: When Michael's parents lose their jobs, they buy a boat and decide to sail around the world with their son and their beloved dog. It's an ideal trip-until Michael is swept overboard. He's washed up on an island, where he struggles to survive. Then he discovers that he's not alone. His fellow-castaway, Kensuke, keeps his distance at first. But when Michael's life is threatened, he slowly lets the boy into his world. The two teach and learn from each other until, inevitably, they must part ways
Waiting for Anya by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

57 editions published between 1990 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jo places his life in danger when he helps protect a growing number of Jewish children who have sought refuge at a reclusive widow's farm
Shadow by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

37 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the horrors of war bearing down on them, Aman and his mother are barely surviving in an Afghan cave, and staying there any longer will end horribly. The only comfort Aman has is Shadow, the loyal spaniel that shows up from places unknown, it seems, just when Aman needs him most. Aman, his mother, and Shadow finally leave the destroyed cave in hopes of escaping to England, but are held at a checkpoint, and Shadow runs away after being shot at by the police. Aman and his mother escape -- without Shadow. Aman is heart-broken. Just as they are getting settled as free citizens in England, they are imprisoned in a camp with locked doors and a barbed wire fence. Their only hope is Aman's classmate Matt, his grandpa, and the dream of finding his lost dog. After all, you never lose your shadow
An elephant in the garden by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1944. Elizabeth's mother works at Dresden Zoo, where her favorite animal is an elephant named Marlene. When the zoo director tells her the dangerous animals must be shot to prevent them running amok when the town is bombed, Elizabeth's mother moves Marlene into the back garden to save her. And then the bombs start to fall
Listen to the moon by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

32 editions published between 1950 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfie lives off the coast of England. Merry lives in New York City. Until Merry and her mother set sail on the Lusitania for England, where Merry's father is recuperating from a war injury. People told them not to go, hearing rumors that the Lusitania might be carrying munitions. But they are desperate to be reunited with Merry's father. Alfie and his father find a lost girl in an abandoned house on a small island. The girl doesn't speak, except to say what sounds like "Lucy." Alfie's mother nurses her back to health. The others in the village suspect the unthinkable: Lucy is actually German-an enemy-because she's found with a blanket with a German tag. Told from Alfie and Merry's points of view, this exquisite novel tells of friends, enemies, and unexpected kindnesses
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest of Sir Gawain for the Green Knight teaches him a lesson in pride, humility, and honor
Arthur, high king of Britain by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

50 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twelve-year-old boy comes across Arthur Pendragon, who has just awakened from his long sleep beneath the earth, and hears from him some of the exciting stories of his past. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
War horse by Michael Morpurgo( Recording )

58 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joey the horse recalls his experiences growing up on an English farm, his struggle for survival as a cavalry horse during World War I, and his reunion with his beloved master
A medal for Leroy by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In World War II-era England, Michael learns about his black British Army soldier grandfather, a World War I officer who risked his life three times to save wounded men, but was excluded from receiving special commendations due to his race
The butterfly lion by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

53 editions published between 1996 and 2021 in English and Chinese and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trying to run away from boarding school in England, a boy encounters an old woman who tells him the story of Bertie and his beautiful white lion
Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling in prose of the Anglo-Saxon epic about the heroic efforts of Beowulf, son of Edgetheow, to save the people of Heorot hall from the terrible monster, Grendel
Half a man by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael is fascinated by and afraid of his grandfather in equal measure, with his disfigured, unsmiling face and taciturn manner. Then a summer spent on the Isles of Scilly enables him to finally see the man behind the burns
King of the cloud forests by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

55 editions published between 1987 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being rescued in the mountains of Tibet by a near-human tribe who revere him as a god, Ashley must choose between returning to the violence of the village he fled and the tests of courage that await him as the tribe's god
The amazing story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Boowie reads the diary that his grandmother sends him, he learns of her childhood in World War II England when American and British soldiers practiced for D-Day's invasion in the area of her home, and about her beloved cat, Adolphus Tip, and the cat's namesake
An eagle in the snow by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

30 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1940. Barney and his mother, their home destroyed by bombing, are travelling to the country when their train is forced to shelter in a tunnel from attacking German planes. There, in the darkness, a stranger on the train begins to tell them a story. A story about Billy Byron, the most decorated soldier of WW1, who once had the chance to end the war before it even began, and how he tried to fix his mistake. But sometimes the right thing is hard to see -- and even harder to live with
Robin of Sherwood by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and Russian and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twelve-year-old boy dreams about the life and adventures of Robin Hood who lived in Sherwood Forest as an outlaw dedicated to fighting tyranny
 
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The Mozart question
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The Mozart questionPrivate PeacefulKensuke's kingdomWaiting for AnyaShadowAn elephant in the gardenListen to the moonSir Gawain and the Green Knight
Alternative Names
Bridge Michael Andrew

Bridge, Michael Andrew, 1943-

Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo britischer Schriftsteller

Michael Morpurgo British children's writer

Michael Morpurgo britisk skribent og poet

Michael Morpurgo Brits schrijver

Michael Morpurgo brittisk författare och poet

Michael Morpurgo brytyjski pisarz

Michael Morpurgo écrivain britannique

Michael Morpurgo escriptor de literatura infantil britànic

Michael Morpurgo escritor de literatura infantil británico

Michael Morpurgo scriitor de literatură pentru copii britanic

Michael Morpurgo scrittore e poeta britannico

Michael Morpurgo shkrimtar për fëmijë britanik

Michael Morpurgo Suurbritannia lastekirjanik

Mōpāgo, Maikeru 1943-

Morpurgo (1943- )

Morpurgo, M. (1943- )

Morpurgo, Maikls

Morpurgo, Maikls (1943- )

Morpurgo, Mayḳel 1943-

Morpurgo, Michael Andrew 1943-

Morpurgo, Michael Andrew Bridge

Morpurgo Michaelis

Morpurgöü, Maikl, 1943-

Майкл Морпурго

Майкъл Морпурго английски писател

מורפורגו, מייקל

מורפורגו. מייקל 1943-

מורפורגו, מיקל 1943-

מייקל מורפורגו

מייקל מורפורגו סופר בריטי

مايكل موربورجو، 1943-

مایکل مورپرگو شاعر و نویسنده بریتانیایی

مایکل مورپورقو

ميتشايل مورپورجو

머퍼고, 마이클

머퍼고, 마이클 1943-

모퍼고, 마이클

모퍼고, 마이클 1943-

マイケル・モーパーゴ

モーパーゴ, マイクル

モーパーゴ, マイケル

迈克尔·莫普格

麥可·莫波格

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