Michael Morpurgo’s books are enjoyed and celebrated by thousands of readers. Many of Michael’s stories are re-told in different ways, from stage performances and blockbuster films, to concerts with his wonderful words set to music. Michael supports many charities and always finds the time to meet his fans at special reading events.
Friday, 5th February 2016
We are celebrating the nation’s favourite storyteller, and want you to get involved! Each week during the month of March we will be highlighting titles based around themes close to the author’s heart: War, Journeys, Legends and Animals. It’s a chance for everyone to find out more about Michael Morpurgo’s wonderful stories – from schools, libraries and bookshops to parents and children of all ages.
To help support the chosen titles - published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, Egmont Publishing and Walker Books - there are teacher resources, extracts, audio clips and more.
FREE Michael Morpurgo Month Teachers’ Pack!
Sign up to receive a Michael Morpurgo Month Pack containing a poster, bookmarks and leaflet, and a weekly email directing you to all the resources supporting that week’s titles. Just email email@example.com with the subject line Michael Morpurgo Month – Website along with your name and the address of your school or library.The first 50 teachers or librarians to sign up will also receive a free copy of the author’s book of short stories, Of Lions and Unicorns.
Michael Morpurgo is very passionate about reading for pleasure and we want to not only encourage reading, but also writing for pleasure. As part of Michael Morpurgo Month we are launching a Character Description Competition for classes and pupils at KS2 level. A lesson plan and details of the competition will be available on www.michaelmorpurgo.com from the 29th February onwards. The competition will close on 15th May 2016 so there’s plenty of time to enter!
A celebration of nature and the English countryside, the concert interweaves poems and songs that evoke the seasons and animals with Pippa’s lively comment about the people and places that she finds wherever her wellies take her.
This half-term, enter a library of books that hold more than just stories within their covers… This intimate theatrical show tells the tale of the power of books and the bravery of a young boy called Tomas. The performance includes a post-show discussion with Michael Morpurgo.
Poonamallee Productions is putting on a one-woman theatre adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s heart-breaking war story. Find out how you can support An Elephant in the Garden.