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The Snowman by Michael Morpurgo

Magical

The Snowman by Michael Morpurgo is a classic re-telling of Raymond Briggs timeless book.

Michael Morpurgo has perfectly captured the magical atmosphere of The Snowman as he gives a voice to the original. Michael Morpurgo has put into words what my imagination has uttered over the years. He has taken a familiar tale and added some extra special touches.

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Flamingo Boy by Michael Morpurgo

Following The Bend In The Road

Flamingo Boy by Michael Morpurgo is a delightful historical children’s novel that can be enjoyed by all ages. I am a granny and really enjoyed it.

Michael Morpurgo weaves a wonderful tale beginning in 1982, he then transports the reader back to the occupied south of France during World War II. The reader gets caught up in the war as the peaceful countryside is taken over by the Nazis.

There is the theme of trust. Not all Nazis were evil. They all wore uniforms but underneath some were men and not monsters. “In this uniform, I am Caporal Willi Brenner. Under this uniform, I am Herr Willi Brenner, husband, father and Lehrer.”

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