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Morpurgo, Michael

Works: 748 works in 2,951 publications in 14 languages and 84,134 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Historical fiction  Legends  Children's audiobooks  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Interviewee, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, wpr, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Creator, Compiler, Honoree, Collaborator, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997.2, FIC
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The Mozart question by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 3,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving tale of secrets and survival bound together by the power of music, from a master storyteller. When Lesley is sent to Venice to interview world-renowned violinist Paulo Levi on his fiftieth birthday, she cannot believe her luck. She is told that she can ask him anything at all <U+2013> except the Mozart question. But it is Paulo himself who decides that it is time for the truth to be told. And so follows the story of his parents as Jewish prisoners of war, forced to play Mozart violin concerti for the enemy; how they watched fellow Jews being led off to their deaths and knew that they were playing for their lives. As the story unfolds, the journalist begins to understand the full horror of war, and how one group of musicians survived using the only weapon they had <U+2013> music
War horse by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

69 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: In 1914, Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy, witnessing the horror of the battles in France. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey's courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

49 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,968 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
Kensuke's kingdom by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

77 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,434 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 )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,733 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 )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teenager Aman and his mother lose their loyal spaniel Shadow while escaping Afghanistan to flee to England. Now they must depend on a friend and his grandfather to enable Shadow's return
An elephant in the garden by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,328 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
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,321 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 )

43 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,319 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
War horse by Michael Morpurgo( Recording )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,210 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 butterfly lion by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

47 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,210 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
Kaspar the Titanic cat by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Johnny Trott, a bell-boy at London's Savoy Hotel in 1912, becomes caregiver to Kaspar Kandinsky, the Prince of Cats, and soon the two are stowing away on the Titanic, where they are befriended by the Stanton family of New York
A medal for Leroy by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,145 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 to save wounded men but who did not receive special commendations because of his race
Listen to the moon by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May, 1915. Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies - injured, thirsty, lost...and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there. She can say only one word: Lucy. Where has she come from? Is she a mermaid, the victim of a German U-boat, or even - as some islanders suggest - a German spy...? Only one thing is for sure: she loves music and moonlight, and it is when she listens to the gramophone that the glimmers of the girl she once was begin to appear. WW1 is raging, suspicion and fear are growing, and Alfie and Lucy are ever more under threat. But as we begin to see the story of Merry, a girl boarding a great ship for a perilous journey across the ocean, another melody enters the great symphony - and the music begins to resolve
The amazing story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,114 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
Farm boy : the sequel to War horse by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years, Joey was a war horse, pulling ambulance carts and artillery through the battlefields of World War I. Finally, he returned to Albert and the farm. Now, decades later, Albert's son loves to tell his own grandson stories about the remarkable horse, including its feats in the war and of the time the family risked everything betting that Joey could win a daring race
Robin of Sherwood by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,102 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
Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,088 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 )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the experiences of a young man who after years of being told not to ask his World War II veteran grandfather about his injuries learns how his grandfather survived a torpedo attack on his ship
The war of Jenkins' ear by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toby Jenkins' friendship with an unusual new boy who claims to be Jesus makes life at boarding school somewhat more tolerable, even when conflict arises between the students and the boys from town
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The Mozart question
Alternative Names
Michael Morpurgo britischer Schriftsteller

Michael Morpurgo britisk skribent og poet

Michael Morpurgo Brits schrijver

Michael Morpurgo brittisk författare och poet

Michael Morpurgo écrivain britannique

Michael Morpurgo scrittore e poeta britannico

Mōpāgo, Maikeru 1943-

Morpurgo, Maikls

Morpurgo, Michael Andrew 1943-

Morpurgo, Michael Andrew Bridge

Майкл Морпурго

מורפורגו, מייקל

מורפורגו, מייקל 1943-

מורפורגו, מיקל 1943-

מייקל מורפורגו

מייקל מורפורגו סופר בריטי

مايكل موربورجو، 1943-

머퍼고, 마이클 1943-

모퍼고, 마이클 1943-


モーパーゴ, マイクル

モーパーゴ, マイケル


War horsePrivate PeacefulKensuke's kingdomWaiting for AnyaShadowAn elephant in the gardenSir Gawain and the Green KnightArthur, high king of Britain