Dolphin Boy

Dolphin Boy

By (author) Michael Morpurgo , Illustrated by Michael Foreman

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Jim lives in a fishing village - but no-one goes fishing any more as all the fish have gone. One day, Jim spots a dolphin beached on the sand. He runs to get help, and everyone works together to return the dolphin to the water. Afterwards, the dolphin stays in the harbour, playing with the swimmers - and he even carries Jim on his back! Then the dolphin disappears, and everyone is so sorrowful they take out a boat to find him. Suddenly the sea is boiling with dolphins leaping out of the sea! They have come to stay - and the village comes to life with tourists, mended boats, and dolphins!

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 240 x 276 x 4mm | 199.58g
  • 01 Mar 2006
  • Andersen Press Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1842704486
  • 9781842704486
  • 28,063

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Michael Morpurgo (Author) Michael Morpurgo has written over 120 books, many of them award-winning. His most well-known work, War Horse, was adapted into a multi-Oscar nominated film by Steven Spielberg, and a widely-acclaimed play at the National Theatre. In 2003 Michael became the third Children's Laureate, a position he helped create with the poet Ted Hughes. With his wife, Clare, he set up the charity Farms for City Children, and for their pioneering work they were both awarded the MBE in 1999.Michael Foreman (Illustrator) Michael Foreman is one of the most talented and popular creators of children's books today. His highly acclaimed books are published all over the world. He is married and has three sons. He divides his time between St Ives in Cornwall and London.

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"Poetic text and artwork aglow with colour and shape." Glasgow Herald "Spellbinding" Child Magazine "Wonderfully atmospheric" Junior "This is an exquisite paperback with text by former Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, and illustrations by the award-winning Michael Foreman." Scholar

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A spellbinding Cornish story from Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo Jim lives in a fishing village -- but no-one goes fishing any more as all the fish have gone. One day, Jim spots a dolphin beached on the sand. He runs to get help and everyone works together to return the dolphin to the water. Afterwards, the dolphin stays in the harbour, playing with the swimmers -- and it even carries Jim on its back. Then the dolphin disappears, and everyone is so sorrowful that they take out a boat to see if they can find him. Suddenly, the sea is boiling with dolphins leaping out of the water. They have come to stay -- and the village comes to life -- with tourists, and money, and mended boats, and dolphins! "From the Hardcover edition.

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