War Stories of Conflict, Edited by Michael Morpurgo

Macmillan Children's Books
Paperback / softback 288 pages

ISBN:
9781447205012
Size:
198 x 131 x 19mm
Published:
2nd September 2011
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Overview

The drama, the cruelty, the courage and the consequences of war feature in this collection of stories from Joan Aiken, Eva Ibbotson, Jamila Gavin, Elizabeth Laird, Geraldine McCaughrean, Margaret Mahy, Michelle Magorian, Michael Morpurgo, Eleanor Updale, Celia Rees and other top children's authors. From the Crusades to 1970s' Beirut to the Falklands, many aspects of war are explored in a collection of work that speaks powerfully to today's young readers.

Author

Michael Morpurgo's novels for children have made him one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers of his generation. He is the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award, the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year and The Nestle Smarties Book Prize and has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. His novel PRIVATE PEACEFUL, about two brothers serving in the First World War, featured on the shortlists of four major literary prizes. From 2003-2005 he was the third Children's Laureate. He set up the charity `Farms for City Children', and for their pioneering work, he and his wife were awarded the MBE in 1999.

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