Shadow - Michael Morpurgo Author of War Horse, and bestselling storyteller Michael Morpurgo touched our hearts with this beautiful story of a boy, his lost dog, and the lengths he would go to be reunited.

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 Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo

An eagle in the snow By Micheal Morpurgo ISBN 9780008134167 HaperCollins I am sure there are many readers who claim to be number one fans of author Michael Morpurgo but I assure - I a.

We listened to the audio version of this while on numerous car journeys. At first I thought it slow to start but having just finished it I realise now that Morpurgo, storyteller extraordinaire, was just toying with us as a fisherman toys with a fish until pulling it in, hook line and sinker. Even the 16 year old in the car requested we stopped listening until he was back  with us and able to listen too.

How do we go about encouraging boys to read? Here are some great tips, plus a list of recommended books from The Expat Book Club to spark their interest!

Short and simple language. WW1, story of heartache and sacrifice. YA that wrestles with some of the harder situations in life: loving someone else's girl, death, & guilt

Short and simple language. story of heartache and sacrifice. YA that wrestles with some of the harder situations in life: loving someone else's girl, death, & guilt- Morpurgo at his best- love his books

Friend or Foe is a gripping World War II story from Michael Morpurgo.  Evacuated from London, David and Tucky feel the war is a long way away from their new life in the countryside. Then one night the skyline of the moor is lit up with gun flashes, and the distant crump of bombing miles away brings the war back to them and shatters their new-found peace. When a German bomber crashes, the boys feel they should hate the airmen inside. But one of them saves David's life...

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"The Fox and the Ghost King" by Michael Morpurgo (Given by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review)

The Fox and the Ghost King - Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman

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Once upon a life: Michael Morpurgo

BY Michael Morpurgo. ADVENTURE. Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. He can't find food, he can't find water. In the end 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

Useful in the middle-upper years primary school classroom, class novels that see the characters travel throughout the world are particularly useful in teaching children about the wider-world around them.

The Dancing Bear by Michael Morpurgo. This was actually too sad for me.

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Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo (purchased 06/2013, Kindle)

Rosie Amber’s Friday Five Challenge, involves taking only five minutes to choose a book cover which appeals instantly. So take a few minutes, pour yourself a coffee….

Michael Morpurgo | Books - Just loved this touching story - one of those novels where the first person narrative and the main character is an animal. But it totally works. Enjoyed the movie, but I hear the play - yes, the play - is amazing. Can you imagine this story on stage?

In Joey, a young farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charg.

Michael Morpurgo  - An Elephant in the Garden (purchased 06/2013, Kindle) Update: Kindle edition did not include illustrations. Returned for refund and ordered printed book. (Ordered 06/2013)

An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo, read aloud to Tess at bedtime. About one family's escape from the bombing of Dresden. With an elephant from the Dresden zoo.