Muck and Magic

By Michael Morpurgo
Illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill

A contemporary countryside tale about the power of friendship and creativity, from the nation's favourite children's author.

A beautiful countryside story for Michael Morpurgo fans, illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill (J. K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). Bonny has always wanted to be a top cyclist, maybe even a future Olympic champion. But her world changes after meeting a sculptor named Lizzie, who gives her a job on her farm. Bonny is introduced to a life-sized sculpture of Lizzie's horse and is allowed to pose as its rider, a completely magical experience. She learns from Lizzie that a true gift is never to be wasted, and that if you "breathe the world in deep", you can do anything.

  • From the author of the internationally acclaimed War Horse.
  • An inspiring and empowering story about a girl who discovers a hidden talent.
  • Beautifully illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill, who previously collaborated with Michael and Clare Morpurgo on the picture book Where My Wellies Take Me, which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal. She also illustrated J. K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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:

About the illustrator

Olivia Lomenech Gill is an artist and illustrator. She worked with Michael and Clare Morpurgo on Where My Wellies Take Me, shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal, and illustrated the new edition of J. K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Olivia lives in Northumberland.

ISBN: 9781406364583
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: June 1, 2019
Dimensions: 156 x 185mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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