The Master Storyteller 8 Books Set by Michael Morpurgo - Ages 9+ - Paperback
Title In This Set :
1. War Horse
2. Kensuke's Kingdom
3. Long Way Home
4. Mr Nobody's Eyes
5. The Wreck of the Zanzibar
6. King of the Cloud Forests
7. Escape from Shangri-La
8. Why the Whales Came
'I saw the grey soldiers ahead of us raise their rifles and heard the death rattle of a machine gun ...' A powerful story of the truest of friendships in the worst of wars from the award-winning former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo.
I heard the wind above me in the sails. I remember thinking, this is silly, you haven't got your safety harness on, you haven't got your lifejacket on. You shouldn't be doing this ... I was in the cold of the sea before I could even open my mouth to scream.
Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him
of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone...
Long Way Home
“Those calves will drown ... We must get them out and I can't do it by myself.' George doesn't want to spend his summer with another foster family, and Tom is angry that George is coming to stay. But then disaster strikes and Tom realises that George is like a brother. Has George finally found a place to call home?
Mr Nobody's Eyes
Harry heard the key turn in the lock. He had already made up his mind to run. Harry is in trouble at school, and he doesn't like his stepfather or the new baby. Then he befriends Ocky, a chimpanzee from the circus. Ocky's owner won't mind if Harry borrows her for a bit, will he? But then Harry's stepfather and the police find out.
Harry and the chimp are soon on the run!
The Wreck of the Zanzibar
We all knew what was going to happen. We'd seen it before. A ship about to founder
staggers before she falls. A huge wave broke over her stern and she did not come upright again. Life on the Scilly Isles in 1907 is bleak and full of hardship. Laura's twin brother, Billy, disappears, and then a storm devastates everything. It seems there's
little hope ... that is until the Zanzibar is wrecked on the island's rocks and everything changes ...
King of the Cloud Forests
When Japan invades China, Ashley and Uncle Sung are forced to flee. It is a perilous journey across the Himalayas, and they struggle to survive. Then Ashley is captured.
Who are these strange creatures that revere him as their king?
Escape from Shangri-La
Popsicle had come out of nowhere, out of the blue, to be my grandfather; and nothing and no one would or could ever be the same again. Cessie is determined to help Popsicle remember his past. But how can she help when he only remembers in glimpses? A tin of condensed milk, a lifeboat, a woman named Lucie Alice, and a
devastating night on the beaches of Dunkirk during World War II ...
Why the Whales Came
"The Birdman puts spells on people. We mustn't talk to him. We're not supposed to.'
Gracie and Daniel have been warned to stay away from the mad Birdman, but the message in the sand tells them the Birdman isn't what he seems. Then they get lost in the fog and stranded on Samson Island - should they believe the Birdman's story that the island is cursed?