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The Fox and the Ghost King (Paperback)

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Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 01/06/2017
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Every fox in the whole town, in the whole country just about, is a football fan...And we all have an impossible dream.

In a cosy den under a garden shed lives a family of foxes. They love to watch football - all foxes do. But their favourite team keeps losing and losing, and it seems like things will never look up.

That is, until Daddy Fox finds the ghost of a king, buried underneath a car park. A king who wishes only to be free.

"Release me," says the Ghost King, "and I can do anything. Just tell me your greatest wish."

For these football-loving foxes, might everything be about to change...?

A delightful tale of victory against all odds from master storyteller, Michael Morpurgo, lavishly illustrated by Michael Foreman.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008215804
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 140 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This is a heart-warming tale for animal lovers and footbal fans alike" The Guardian

`Michael Morpurgo has an impeccable track record in bringing historical events to life' The Daily Mail

"This sweet story weaves Michael Morpurgo's effortless storytelling with ancient and very recent history." Booktrust

Praise for Michael Morpurgo:

"Michael Morpurgo writes brilliantly about war and animals, conveying the big emotions without preaching." Guardian

"Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects." Daily Telegraph

"There are few children's writers as compelling as Michael Morpurgo." Daily Express

"Morpurgo, as always, is subtle and skilful, and incorporates social and moral issues into his writing without being self-righteous or detracting from the quality of the narrative"
Elizabeth Reilly, British Council

"The former children's laureate has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers." Guardian

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“Mystery Solved!”

So that's how the Leicester Foxes became super star soccer players. Wonderful story for Leicester fans or his buffs. Great book.

Hardback edition
6th January 2017
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“Football, foxes and food”

This is an amusing book which links together a family of foxes , Leicester City football club and the ghost of a dead King. I am not a football fan but enjoyed this light hearted fun story. It's told with... More

Hardback edition
23rd September 2016
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