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Singing for Mrs Pettigrew: A Storymaker's Journey

Singing for Mrs Pettigrew: A Storymaker's Journey

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By (author) Michael Morpurgo

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  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 20mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 6 August 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 140630574X
  • ISBN 13: 9781406305746
  • Sales rank: 45,903

Product description

This work offers an invaluable insight into storytelling from one of today's greatest writers. This collection by the 2003-2005 Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, contains short stories, essays and commentaries to illuminate the craft of storytelling. Analyzing all aspects of writing - character, plot, sources and inspiration, retelling and biography - it is perfect for anyone, young or old, who loves great stories and wants to know more about the art of telling tales.

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Author information

Michael Morpurgo has an unparalleled reputation as a children's storyteller. He is the author of I Believe in Unicorns (9781406302042), Beowulf (9781844287543) and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (9781844287307), both illustrated by Michael Foreman, and also Private Peaceful, winner of the 2004 Red House Children's Book Award, as well as numerous other prize-winners. He lives in Devon. Peter Bailey has been illustrating books for more than thirty-five years, and has worked with some of Britain's best-known authors, including Philip Pullman, Dick King-Smith and many others. He lives near Liverpool.

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"* "Michael Morpurgo has... fused memory with imagination - in the wonderful stories of Singing for Mrs Pettigrew, a collection as convincing, heartfelt and unforgettable as the rest of the many books that he has published in the past four decades." The Irish Times * "Here is a Laureate with the imaginative force to wrest children from the numbness of a dreary education. It is Morpurgo's time to loom large in the lives of others." The Guardian"