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.

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How the sinking of the Lusitania inspired my new book

How the sinking of the Lusitania inspired my new book

Michael Morpurgo shares photographs he has taken in the Isles of Scilly, the landscape of his latest book with The Guardian

Listen to the Moon

is Michael Morpurgo’s stunning new WW1 novel and tells the story of a young girl found floating in the ocean on a grand piano, after the ship she was on was torpedoed by a German U boat in 1915.

Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies - injured, thirsty, lost…and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there. She can say only one word: Lucy.

“It is a story of love and loss, of family and community fractured by war, of the power of hope, and above all of the will of the human spirit to survive.”

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Listen to Moon is out now

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Wells Festival of Literature

This year’s festival will be opens with a talk in the Cathedral from Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse. It is the first time that the Festival’s Cathedral speaker has been a children’s author, and it heralds an expansion of the work they do in schools throughout the year.

Children’s Bath Literature Festival

Master-storyteller, and best-selling author, Michael Morpurgo, joins a cappella trio, Coope, Boyes & Simpson in this rare performance of Private Peaceful: The Concert. Based on his award-winning book about Tommo Peaceful’s path from Devon Village to World War 1 trenches, the trio’s songs match and intensify Morpurgo’s inspired narration, offering a unique and timely reminder of the human cost of the war to end all wars.

Cheltenham Festival

There’s magic and adventure afoot when Mimi finds a baby dragon in the woodshed. Join Michael Morpurgo and Helen Stephens for this spellbinding event.