The Ogre Who Wasn't by Michael Morpurgo (Hardback)

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9781035010264
Published:
05 Oct 2023
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
29 unnumbered pages
Dimensions:
308x245x12mm
Weight:
0.477kgs
A classic fairytale with a twist, celebrating the animal kingdom and adventure, from a bestselling, award-winning duo

"Light-hearted and rambunctious [this] is a fairytale with a difference" - Guardian Best Children's Books of 2023

The fresh and funny story of a little princess who hates the stuffy palace, but loves the creatures she meets in the garden. A classic fairytale with a twist, celebrating animals and adventure, from the award-winning duo Sir Michael Morpurgo and Emily Gravett.

Clara is a small, strong-willed princess who likes running wild, jumping ditches and climbing trees . . . but most of all, she loves collecting creepy-crawlies and making them her friends. That's not easy with a bossy butler and a pernickety nanny always on your case.

When Clara discovers that an ogre she keeps in her shoe under her bed isn't an ogre at all, he offers her a way out of her predicament. There's only one thing she needs to do . . .

The Ogre Who Wasn't is a lesson in kindness and a celebration of the natural world written by Sir Michael Morpurgo, the Children's Laureate 2003-4, and illustrated by the award-winning Emily Gravett: the marvellous partnership who also created the bestselling picture book, A Song of Gladness.

About the Author: Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children. He has written over 130 books including War Horse, which was adapted for a hugely successful stage production by the National Theatre and then, in 2011, for a film directed by Steven Spielberg. Michael was Children's Laureate from 2003 to 2005. The charity Farms for City Children, which he founded thirty years ago with his wife Clare, has now enabled over 70,000 children to spend a week living and working down on the farm. His enormous success has continued with his most recent novels Flamingo Boy and The Snowman, inspired by the classic story by Raymond Briggs. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.

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Number of pages 29 unnumbered

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