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What adjectives are used to describe Michael Morpurgo?
9. Look at the first paragraph. What adjectives are used to describe Michael Morpurgo and what do they tell us about him? Pupil’s own responses, such as: In the first paragraph, Michael Morpurgo is described as an acclaimed, popular and successful author and a celebrated charity worker.
What is Michael Morpurgo’s writing style?
Morpurgo’s writing is noted for its ‘magical storytelling’. He includes themes like ‘the triumph of an outsider’ or ‘survival’ in his books. His novels have been set in places like the vivid Cornish coast and during World War I. He served as the third Children’s Laureate, from 2003 to 2005.
Why do you think Morpurgo was given the title of children’s Laureate?
In 2003, Sir Michael Morpurgo became the third Children’s Laureate, a scheme he helped to establish with the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes to reward a lifetime contribution to children’s literature and highlight the importance of the role of children’s books.
Who is the author Clare Morpurgo married to?
Clare is married to the best-selling children’s author, Michael Morpurgo. They established the charity, Farms for City Children in Devon in 1974. The charity now has three working farms.
Who was Clare Morpurgo’s Daddy at Penguin Books?
My stepfather was employed as history editor by Penguin Books at the time and he knew Clare’s daddy, Allen Lane, who founded the company, very well. An arrangement was made between my parents and Clare to meet in Corfu. Clare was standing on the balcony of her hotel and it was a coup de foudre for me.
How did Michael Morpurgo’s mother affect his life?
Morpurgo’s mother was frail, having suffered a breakdown when she was 19, and grieving the loss of her brother Pieter, who was killed in the war in 1941, for the rest of her life. Towards the end of her life she was an alcoholic. Morpurgo and his brother were evacuated to Northumberland when they were very young.
When did Michael Morpurgo become children’s laureate?
His work is noted for its “magical storytelling”, for recurring themes such as the triumph of an outsider or survival, for characters’ relationships with nature, and for vivid settings such as the Cornish coast or World War I. Morpurgo became the third Children’s Laureate, from 2003 to 2005.