Such Stuff: A Story-maker's Inspiration

By Michael Morpurgo
Illustrated by Michael Foreman

Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite storyteller and author of War Horse, shares the secrets and inspirations of his novels.

This insightful collection is the perfect gift for Michael Morpurgo fans who want to understand how writing works and where stories begin. Revealing essays from Michael about more than twenty of his most popular novels are combined with key extracts from his books along with historical context and illuminating background information from Michael's brother Mark. Stunning illustrations from Michael Foreman, photographs and facsimiles complete the immersive experience.

  • From the author of the internationally acclaimed War Horse.
  • "From the first sentence of a Michael Morpurgo book, you know you are in the hands of a natural storyteller." -- Guardian
  • An inspiring anthology of essays and extracts for readers of any age. An excellent companion to Singing for Mrs Pettigrew: A Storymaker's Journey.

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

Michael Foreman is one of the world's leading illustrators. He has won several major awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. His titles for Walker Books include The Mozart Question, Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Mia's Story, Say Hello and A Child's Garden. He lives in South West London.

ISBN: 9781406364576
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2016
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 384pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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