Michael Morpurgo

Much-loved and prolific children's author of animal stories.

05/10/1943 -

Michael Morpurgo biography and information

  • Michael Morpurgo has written many excellent Children's books. Over fifty in fact, and most of them are required reading for anyone between the ages of 8 and 12.
  • His most celebrated Children's book is the Wartime story, War Horse. Adapted for film and stage, the recent hardback edition is illustrated by Rae Smith, the National Theatre production Stage Designer.
  • 2012 saw the release of Michael Morpurgo's Beauty and the Beast, illustrated by Loretta Schauer, winner of the Waterstones Picture This competiton 2012.

Book and writing awards

Red House Children's Book Award 2000 (Kensuke's Kingdom), Nestlé Smarties Book Prize 2002 bronze award (The Last Wolf), Red House Children's Book Award 2004 (Private Peaceful), Blue Peter Book of the Year Award 2005 (Private Peaceful) and the Hampshire Book Award 2005 (Private Peaceful)

Similar authors to Michael Morpurgo

Jill Tomlinson and Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Books by Michael Morpurgo