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Half a Man

Half a Man

Author: Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E.
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Revered storyteller Michael Morpurgo remembers the post-war Britain of his childhood in this unflinching and deeply poignant tale of the physical and mental scars of war. From a young age, Michael was both fascinated by and afraid of his grandfather. Grandpa's ship was torpedoed during the Second World War, leaving him with terrible burns. Every time he came to stay, Michael was warned by his mother that he must not stare, he must not make too much noise, he must not ask Grandpa any questions about his past. As he grows older, Michael stays with his grandfather during the summer holidays, and as he finally learns the story behind his injuries, he gets to know the real man behind the solemn figure from his childhood. Michael can see beyond the burns, and this gives him the power to begin healing some of the scars that have divided his family for so long.

Author description

Michael Morpurgo was 2003-2005 Children's Laureate, has written over 100 books and is the winner of many awards, including the Whitbread Children's Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize, the Blue Peter Award and the Red House Children's Book Award. His books are translated and read around the world and his hugely popular novel War Horse is now both a critically acclaimed stage play and a highly successful film. Michael and his wife, Clare, live in Devon. Visit Michael's website at www.michaelmorpurgo.com.

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General Fields

  • : 9781406360769
  • : Walker Books Ltd
  • : Walker Books Ltd
  • : June 2015
  • : 185mm X 156mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : NE
  • : Gemma O'Callaghan
  • : Gemma O'Callaghan
  • : 823.914
  • : 823.914
  • : Michael Morpurgo, M.B.E.
  • : 64
  • : 64
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : NE