The Gold Collection

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9780007265701: The Gold Collection

Four unforgettable novels by award-winning former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, beautifully packaged as classic gift set.

Luxury gift edition box set of four best-selling Michael Morpurgo novels: ‘Private Peaceful’, ‘The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips’, ‘Butterfly Lion’ and ‘Toro! Toro!’. The perfect present for younger readers keen to learn more about the world around them through powerfully imaginative stories.

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Praise for ‘Private Peaceful’:
‘Tommo’s journey from agricultural labourer to cannon fodder is movingly told…Michael Morpurgo is expert at getting through to his readers. He writes here about events that should never be forgotten nor forgiven, and does so most effectively.’ Independent

‘Deserved to last as an insight into the First World War in the same way as, say, The Silver Sword or Goodnight Mr Tom.’ Telegraph

Praise for ‘Toro! Toro!’:
‘A tale about another country and another time that resonates with the here and now… Once again, Morpurgo demonstrates his talent for stories of absolute clarity about big events.’ Sunday Times

‘A poignant tale, simply told, about the horror of the Spanish Civil War and the noble cruelty of bullfighting.’ Sunday Telegraph

Praise for ‘The Butterfly Lion’
‘Will touch all hearts – both young and old.’ Virginia McKenna, Born Free Foundation

About the Author:

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain’s best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include ‘Shadow’, ‘A Medal for Leroy’ and ‘Little Manfred’.

His novel ‘War Horse’ has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg. A former Children’s Laureate, Michael is also the co-founder, with his wife Clare, of the charity Farms for City Children.

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