Michael Morpurgo is an English book author, poet, playwrith and librettist. He is best known for authoring the classic children’s novel, War Horse. As an author, he is known for his unique style of “magical storytelling” with strong themes of triumph and characters who have a strong relationship with nature.

Morpurgo’s biological parents were both actors, but his mother married Jack Morpurgo while his real father was away at war. Morpurgo was a professor of American Literature at the University of Leeds and raised Michael. He graduating from King’s College London and would work as a teacher briefly before getting into writing. He was made a Knight Bachelor in the New Year Honours for services to literature and charity.

Publication Order of War Horse Books

War Horse(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farm Boy(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mudpuddle Farm Books

Cock-A-Doodle-Do(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pigs Might Fly!(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alien Invasion(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Six Animal Adventures(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hee-Haw Hooray(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Long Way Home(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Friend or Foe(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nine Lives of Monetzuma(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miss Wirtles Revenge(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twist of Gold(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little Foxes(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Why the Whales Came(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom's Sausage Lion(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King of the Cloud Forests(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mossop's Last Chance(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Friend Walter(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Nobody's Eyes(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waiting for Anya(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Snadman and the Turtles(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The War of Jenkin's Ear(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dancing Bear(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arthur, High King of Britain(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wreck of the Zanzibar(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Butterfly Lion(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost of Grania O'Malley(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Robin of Sherwood(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arthur, High King of Britain: Excalibur(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Camelot: The Last Days(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Eyes at Night(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Escape from Shangri-La(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wartman(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Joan of Arc(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kensuke's Kingdom(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Queen(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dear Olly(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Billy the Kid(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Out of the Ashes(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Toro! Toro!(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Private Peaceful(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sleeping Sword(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Skip(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cool!(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Wolf(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cool as as Cucumber(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Believe in Unicorns(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Born to Run(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alone on a Wide Wide Sea(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beowulf(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mozart Question(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kaspar(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Running Wild(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Elephant in the Garden(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Not Bad for a Bad Lad(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little Manfred(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outlaw(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sparrow(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Medal for Leroy(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Listen to the Moon(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Eagle in the Snow(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fox and the Ghost King(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Toto(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lucky Button(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flamingo Boy(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Snowman(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Day the World Stopped Turning(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

It Never Rained(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All Around the Year(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The White Horse of Zennor(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stories from the Mudpuddle Farm(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Muck and Magic(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Simply the Best(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From Hereabout Hill(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More Muck and Magic(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kids' Night In(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Singing for Mrs. Pettigrew(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three for Tea(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Animal Tales(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Free?(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ox-Tales: Water(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Magic Beans(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snow Tales(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas Stories(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stories of War(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Island Tales(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Of Lions and Unicorns(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Great War(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas Stories(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Morpurgo Collection(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Greatest Animal Stories(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Greatest Magical Stories(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Magical Myths and Legends(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Plays

The Voices of Children(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books

Thatcher Jones(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conker(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jo-Jo the Melon Donkey(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Colly's Barn(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The King in the Forest(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snakes and Ladders(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blodin The Beast(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sam's Duck(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cockadoodle-doo Mr. Sultana!(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wombat Goes Walkabout(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rainbow Bear(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silver Swan(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mairi's Mermaid(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gentle Giant(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It's A Dog's Life(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little Albatross(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dolphin Boy(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Christmas Present in the World(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Angel Wings(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of Times(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pied Piper of Hamelin(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beauty and the Beast(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Where My Wellies Take Me(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Goose is Getting Fat(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All I Said Was(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mimi and the Mountain Dragon(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
We Are Not Frogs(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Didn't We Have a Lovely Time(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Coming Home(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grandpa Christmas(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poppy Field(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Our Jacko(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Chapter Books

Albertine, Goose Queen(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jigger's Day Off(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
And Pigs Might Fly(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Martians at Mudpuddle Farm(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mum's the Word(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Who's A Big Bully Then(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hansel and Gretel(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This Morning I Met A Whale(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Kites are Flying(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fox Friend(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Homecoming(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Castle in the Field(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snug(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Meeting Cezanne(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pinocchio(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Minikid(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Half a Man(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Father is a Polar Bear(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clare and Her Captain(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Giant's Necklace(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Living Poets(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Storyteller(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Such Stuff(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Mouth of the Wolf(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Michael Morpurgo Books, You’ll Love…

War Horse takes place during World War I when Joey, a farm horse, is sold to the army to go to World War I on the Western Front. Albert, the farmer’s son, is sad to see him go and Joey’s heart aches for him as he leaves. Joey is trained to charge the enemy, drag heavy artillery, and carry wounded soldiers off the battlefield. Some of the soldiers are not much older than Albert which makes Joey wish for home, and the danger of war makes him think that he might never make it back to him.

Another popular book by Morpurgo is Beowulf. The book tells the classic story of Beowulf, a Scandinavian warrior who fought three evils that were so powerful they nearly brought down entire kingdoms. This version of the story manages to cover all of the major parts of the classic story while still being child friendly. The story is rather enthralling with elements of heroes, monsters, and battles that will keep kids enthralled. The book features great illustrations by Michael Foreman.

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