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For those of you who have not heard the name, then may I introduce you to the foremost children’s writer of our age? He has published over 100 works since the mid 70s, has won all the prizes available for children’s literature, been Children’s Laureate (from 2003-5) had works made into major films and presented a brilliant series, The Invention of Childhood on Radio Four. He and his wife also run a charity Farms For City Children. It is certainly difficult to be critical of the hard working fellow.

Secular Shelf Life Sarah Allen

If you have primary school age children, or grandchildren, if you are a listener to Radio 4 or involved in the teaching profession then I’m sure you will have come across the name of Michael Morpurgo.