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An exciting tale of friendship and adventure, set on a remote island against the backdrop of World War I. Gracie and Daniel have been warned to stay away from the Birdman. But one day they find a mysterious message in the sand, and realise that he is not who they thought. Before long, they build up a firm friendship with him. But should they believe the Birdman’s story that the island is cursed?

6 copies of this classic children’s book to accompany Read and Respond: Why the Whales Came.

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Catalogue number

5440 in Rewards Catalogue 2017/18

Format

Paperback

Condition

New

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Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

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Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, weaving captivating stories full of drama and intensity that are coming to be regarded as true classics. Exploring the most profound subjects with a light yet powerful touch, his books tell unforgettable stories in simple, direct words.

Michael Morpurgo discovered his talent for writing while working as a teacher. “We had to read the children a story every day and my lot were bored by the book I was reading. I decided I had to do something and told them the kind of story I used to tell my kids – it was like a soap opera, and they focused on it. I could see there was magic in it for them, and realised there was magic in it for me.”

Living in Devon, listening to Mozart, and working with children have provided most of the stimulae Michael needs to discover and write his stories. He spends about half his life mucking out sheds with the children, feeding sheep or milking cows; the other half he spends dreaming up and writing stories. “For me, the greater part of writing is daydreaming, dreaming the dream of my story until it hatches out – the writing down of it I always find hard. But I love finishing it, then holding the book in my hand and sharing my dream with my readers.”

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