Micheal Morpurgo His life

Michael Morpurgo was born 5 October 1943 and he is now 73 years old.He is an British author.His books are normally based on real stories in life.sometime they are just of his creation. A few of his books have been made into films, books such as War horse, When the whale came and Friend, foe and Private peaceful.

His wife Clare Morpurgo
Michael morpurgo has three children.There names are Sebastion, Horatio and Rosalind Morpurgo. Michael Morpurgo himself lived in St Albans in Hertfordshire.He lived with his mother and older brother called Pieter ( Pieter and Michael were both very educated). His dad was away at war in Baghdad.While Michaels father was away his mother fell in love with someone else called Jack Morpurgo and they married and Michaels mother and father got a divorce.

Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books in the last 40 years and five of them have adapted to films.His biggest selling novel is war horse.Below is a list of some of Michael’s most popular books.War horse, Private peaceful,The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Cool!, Out of the ashes, Kensuke's Kingdom, The butterfly Lion, The wreck of the Zanzibar, Tom's Sausage Lion, Why the whales came, Not bad for a bad Lad.Private Peaceful is his 100th title. He is one of the world’s most renowned authors, with several of his titles being made into both feature films and plays.In 2003 Michael Morpurgo became the third Children’s Laureate. His first book, ‘It Never Rained,( Five Stories),was published in 1974 and over 100 books have followed.

Michael morpurgo's favourite animal is an elephant.He worked as a teacher for ten years before leaving to set up 'Farms for City Children' with his wife Clare. (They were both awarded the MBE for services to youth in 1999.)He is also a three times winner of the Prix Sorcière (France) for King of the Cloud Forests (1993), Wombat Goes Walkabout (1999) and Kensuke's Kingdom (2001) and has twice won the Red House Children's Book Award for Kensuke's Kingdom (2000) and Private Peaceful (2004).His books 'My Friend Walter' (1988) and 'Out of the Ashes' (2001) were both adapted for television.

War horse, his most selling novel. This novel has also been turned into a film and a play.

What awards has he earnt? Michael Morpurgo has got the awards of... Childrens Laureate, Nestle smarties book prize, Blue peter, Hampshire book award and Prix sorcieres for picture books.

Morpurgo’s has had a life of many careers including some time in the army, heading up a charity and for many years working as a teacher where he loved to read and act out stories for the children.

Quotations from Michael Morpurgo

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A review/recap on Michael morpurgo's best selling book, War horse.

An exceptionally poignant story of one horse's experience in the First World War. In 1914, Joey, a young farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges towards the enemy, witnessing the horror of the frontline. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey's courage touches the soldiers around him.War Horse highlights human cruelty and human disdain for both animals and each other whilst also highlighting just how powerful love and courage can be. It is extremely well written, features exemplary character development and is a book that will allow younger readers to understand the horrors their great grandparents were forced faced in order to battle tyranny and retain freedom.

Where did her get the idea? Where did he get the inspiration? Michael Morpurgo says three men inspired the story idea that eventually became War Horse. Wilfred Ellis, a World War 1 veteran, told Michael Morpurgo what is was like to work with horses in the Devon Yeomanry. Captain Budgett, another World War 1 vet, told Michael all about WW1 cavalry, and Albert Weeks, from Iddesleigh, talked to Michael about how the Army had come through the village buying horses for the war effort.
The soldiers are getting ready for charge...
They are charging towards the germans....
War Horse was adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford. The play was first staged at the Olivier Theatre in 2007. It used life-size puppets to portray the horses. War Horse has also been turned into a movie. The screenplay was written by Richard Curtis and Lee Hall, and it was directed by Steven Spielberg. It was released on 25th December 2011. The book was runner-up for the 1982 Whitbread Book Award. It is estimated that nearly one million British horses died during World War 1, and perhaps as many as 10 million horses lost their lives during the entire conflict. In 2008, War Horse was adapted for the radio. The broadcast featured the voices of Timothy Spall, Bob Hoskins and Brenda Blethyn.
War Horse is a 2011 British-American war drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay written by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, adapted from English author Michael Morpurgo's 1982 novel of the same name.

Clare Morpurgo? Some facts--Clare Morpurgo MBE, née Lane, is the wife of British author Michael Morpurgo. She is the eldest daughter of Allen Lane, the founder of Penguin Books. <> She was born in Paddington in London.

Michael Morpurgo was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire on October 5th, 1943. He set up “Farms for City Children” charity with his wife Clare in 1976 after leaving his job as a teacher that he held for ten years.
Best selling book. “War Horse” is brought to the screen by DreamWorks Pictures, with director Steven Spielberg at the helm. Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy produced the film from a screenplay by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, based on the book by Michael Morpurgo and the recent stage play by Nick Stafford, originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain and directed by Tom Morris and Marianne Elliott.

More Facts About Michael Morpurgo......

<> He set up “Farms for City Children” charity with his wife Clare in 1976 after leaving his job as a teacher that he held for ten years. <> Michael Morpurgo has written over 120 books. His 100th book, Private Peaceful, was first published in 2003 and was adapted into a play in 2004 which was later revived in 2014. <> Michael Morpurgo has revealed that he writes all of his books in exercise books. He also doesn’t work from a desk, instead choosing to write sitting on his bed, propped up with pillows. <> He likes to relax by listening to the works of the composer Mozart, but when he is writing, Michael needs to be in a silent room to concentrate. He enjoyed French at school, and studied French along with English at the University of London before becoming a teacher.

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