On a school trip to Nethercott Farm, Sam rescues a duck from a nasty red-faced man. He is determined to keep the duck, but how will he smuggle it home without anyone finding out? ; This is the story of a city child's discovery of the magic and harsh realities of rural life.
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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, An Elephant in the Garden and Born to Run.
Michael’s stories have been adapted numerous times for stage and screen, most recently with the phenomenally successful National Theatre production of War Horse, which is also currently playing on Broadway. The story is now the subject of a major forthcoming film directed by Steven Spielberg.
Michael was the UK’s Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, a role which took him all over the country to inspire children with the joy of reading stories.From the Back Cover:
Sam isn’t looking forward to the school trip to Nethercott Farm. He can’t imagine being away from Grandad for a whole week, but from the moment they arrive, Sam works so hard, he doesn’t have time to miss home.
Sam loves every minute – until Market Day, when he discovers a duck in a cage waiting to be sold, a duck who will soon be someone’s supper. Sam is determined to save the duck, but how will he smuggle it back home to Grandad without anyone finding out?
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