Of Lions and Unicorns: A Lifetime of Tales from the Master Storyteller
A lifetime of tales from the nation's favourite storyteller, and award-winning author of WAR HORSE - the perfect gift for any book-lover. The most comprehensive and definitive Michael Morpurgo collection ever, this gorgeous hardback edition features twenty-five enchanting short stories by the nation's favourite storyteller - as well as extracts from twenty-five of his best-loved novels. Divided into five parts - covering war, animals, memory, the sea and folk tales - this timeless treasury spans the whole of Michael Morpurgo's glittering literary career. Each of the five parts also features a full page illustration by the illustrators Michael has worked most closely with in the course of his writing life: Michael Foreman, Quentin Blake, Christian Birmingham, Emma Chichester-Clark and Peter Bailey. With such beautiful illustrations and such a wealth of extraordinary stories, don't miss this stunning treat for collectors and fans alike.
Praise for Michael Morpurgo: "Michael Morpurgo writes brilliantly about war and animals, conveying the big emotions without preaching." Guardian "Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects." Daily Telegraph "There are few children's writers as compelling as Michael Morpurgo." Daily Express "Morpurgo, as always, is subtle and skillful, and incorporates social and moral issues into his writing without being self-righteous or detracting from the quality of the narrative" Elizabeth Reilly, British Council "The former children's laureate has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers." Guardian
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.