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Morpurgo, Michael

Overview
Works: 879 works in 3,851 publications in 14 languages and 89,277 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  History  Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Animal films  Legends  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Printer, wpr, Author of introduction, Contributor, Redactor, Creator, Originator, Other, Interviewee, Scenarist, Translator, Compiler, Collaborator, Honoree
Classifications: PR6063.O746, FIC
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Most widely held works about Michael Morpurgo
 
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War horse by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

145 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 4,932 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 3,858 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 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 -- music
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

67 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,432 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 )

102 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,518 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 )

38 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,649 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 )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,552 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 )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,456 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 )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest of Sir Gawain for the Green Knight teaches him a lesson in pride, humility, and honor
Listen to the moon by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

16 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in English and held by 1,295 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. 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.--
Arthur, high king of Britain by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

37 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 1,245 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 )

44 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,244 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 1,209 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
The butterfly lion by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

49 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,188 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
Half a man by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a young age, Michael was both fascinated by and afraid of his grandfather. Grandpa's ship was torpedoed during the Second World War, leaving him with terrible burns. Every time he came to stay, Michael was warned by his mother that he must not stare, he must not make too much noise, he must not ask Grandpa any questions about his past. As he grows older, Michael stays with his grandfather during the summer holidays, and as he finally learns the story behind Grandpa's injuries, he gets to know the real man behind the solemn figure from his childhood. Michael can see beyond the burns, and this gives him the power to begin healing some of the scars that have divided his family for so long
Farm boy : the sequel to War horse by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,134 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
Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,132 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
The amazing story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 1,110 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
Robin of Sherwood by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,070 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
King of the cloud forests by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

42 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 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 war of Jenkins' ear by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 968 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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War horse
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The Mozart questionPrivate PeacefulKensuke's kingdomWaiting for AnyaShadowAn elephant in the gardenSir Gawain and the Green KnightArthur, high king of Britain
Alternative Names
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 Suurbritannia lastekirjanik

Mōpāgo, Maikeru 1943-

Morpurgo (1943- )

Morpurgo, M. (1943- )

Morpurgo, Maikls

Morpurgo, Maikls (1943- )

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-

مایکل مورپورقو

머퍼고, 마이클 1943-

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

邁克爾·莫普格

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