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By Michael Morpurgo
Illustrated by Michael Foreman

A moving historical story inspired by the Foundling Museum, written by acclaimed children's author Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Michael Foreman.

From award-winning master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, author of the acclaimed War Horse, comes a moving historical story inspired by the Foundling Museum. A lonely boy struggles to cope with school bullies and caring for his mother, until a mysterious encounter reveals life in the Foundling Hospital in the eighteenth century and unravels a touching tale about the power of music. Beautifully illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal-winning illustrator Michael Foreman.

  • A new historical story from Michael Morpurgo, internationally acclaimed author of War Horse.
  • Beautiful colour and black & white illustrations from award-winning illustrator Michael Foreman.
  • Inspired by the Foundling Hospital, presenting an opportunity for the Foundling Museum to stock in their gift shop.

About the author

Michael Morpurgo has an unparalleled reputation as a children's storyteller. He was Children's Laureate from 2003 to 2005, 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

About the illustrator

Michael Foreman is one of the world's leading illustrators. He has won several major awards, including the Smarties Prize, the Kate Greenaway Medal (twice), the Francis Williams Prize (twice) and the Aigle d’Argent at the Festival International du Livre in France. He is the illustrator of Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knightby Michael Morpurgo, as well as classics like War Boy, Mia's Story, Say Hello and A Child's Garden. He lives in London, SW15.

ISBN: 9781406371680
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2018
Dimensions: 152 x 229mm, 176pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 06/02/18 at 00:27:24
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