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9780007265701: 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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Multi-award winning author, Michael Morpurgo, is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children and has won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, The Writers Guild Award and the Blue Peter Book Award for his recent novel, Private Peaceful, which has also had two successful runs as a play devised by Bristol Old Vic. From 2003 to 2005 he was the Children's Laureate, a role which took him all over the UK to promote literacy and reading, and in 2005 he was named the Booksellers Association Author of the Year.

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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

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