Introducing the Michael Morpurgo Book Collection: A Journey Through Captivating Worlds
Dive into the mesmerising world of award-winning author Michael Morpurgo with this exquisite book collection. From heart-wrenching tales to breathtaking adventures, this compilation brings together eight of his most beloved works, including War Horse, Kensuke's Kingdom, Long Way Home, Mr Nobody's Eyes, The Wreck of the Zanzibar, King of the Cloud Forests, Escape from Shangri-La, and Why the Whales Came. Embark on a journey through these captivating kids' books, filled with passion, courage, and the resilience of the human spirit now available and in stock at Books2Door.
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
War Horse is a timeless masterpiece that takes readers on an extraordinary journey through the First World War. This powerful narrative follows the bond between a young boy named Albert and his loyal horse, Joey. As war engulfs the world, their unbreakable connection drives them to overcome countless obstacles and search for each other amidst the chaos. Morpurgo's evocative storytelling will transport you to the trenches, where the true meaning of friendship and bravery unfolds.
Prepare to set sail on an incredible adventure with Kensuke's Kingdom. When Michael's family embarks on a round-the-world sailing trip, an unexpected storm separates him from his parents and strands him on a remote island. Here, he encounters Kensuke, a mysterious and wise Japanese man, and together, they forge an unbreakable bond. This enchanting tale explores themes of survival, friendship, and the importance of embracing our differences.
In Long Way Home, Morpurgo invites us into the life of a young refugee named George, who is forced to flee his war-torn homeland. As he embarks on a perilous journey across continents, George encounters incredible acts of kindness and the resilience of the human spirit. This poignant story highlights the power of hope and the strength that can be found in unexpected places.
Enter the extraordinary world of Mr Nobody, a young boy who possesses the incredible ability to see through the eyes of others. In Mr Nobody's Eyes, Morpurgo explores themes of empathy, acceptance, and the significance of perspective. Through Mr Nobody's unique gift, readers are reminded of the beauty and complexity that resides within each individual.
Set against the backdrop of the Isles of Scilly, The Wreck of the Zanzibar immerses readers in a tale of love, loss, and resilience. Laura, a young girl growing up on the island, experiences the heartache of witnessing the shipwreck of the Zanzibar. Through Laura's eyes, Morpurgo paints a vivid picture of a close-knit community and explores the themes of life, death, and the enduring power of memory.
Venture deep into the cloud forests of South America with King of the Cloud Forests. Morpurgo introduces us to an adventurous young boy named Tomas, who forms an unbreakable bond with an Andean condor named Picaflor. As Tomas embarks on a perilous journey to save his newfound friend, readers are captivated by themes of conservation, friendship, and the magic of the natural world.
Escape from Shangri-La transports readers to the Himalayas, where two children named Olly and Raj embark on an extraordinary adventure. As they navigate the treacherous mountain landscapes, they discover the true meaning of friendship and the strength that lies within themselves. Morpurgo weaves a tale of courage and determination that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
In this enchanting story set on the Isles of Scilly, two young children named Gracie and Daniel stumble upon a mysterious birdman and a curse that plagues their island. Why the Whales Came explores themes of friendship, sacrifice, and the importance of protecting our natural world. Morpurgo's poetic storytelling will transport you to a place where legends come to life.
Immerse yourself in the extraordinary worlds created by Michael Morpurgo, where captivating characters and gripping narratives await. This collection is a treasure trove of emotions, inspiring readers of all ages to embrace empathy, kindness, and the boundless power of the human spirit. With each turn of the page, Morpurgo's words will ignite your imagination and leave an indelible mark on your heart. Don't miss the opportunity to embark on this unforgettable literary journey.
Description from the Publisher:
'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?
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