MICHAEL MORPURGO’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WAR HORSE ADAPTED FOR A PICTURE BOOK AUDIENCE!
Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has adapted his much-loved novel, War Horse, for a picture book audience. This powerful book for younger readers tells the enduring story of a friendship between a boy and his horse and is a gateway to help children understand the history of the First World War. As we move beyond centenary commemorations and continue to strive for peace across the world, War Horse remains an important book for generations to come.
Review for the novel:
War Horse is a story of universal suffering for a universal audience by a writer who ‘has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers’ – Guardian
Michael Morpurgo, OBE, has written more than one hundred books for children and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children’s Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times.
Michael Morpurgo has written over one hundred books and won many awards. In 1976 Michael and his wife Clare started the charity Farms For City Children, which aims to relieve the poverty of experience of young children from inner city and urban areas. In 1999 they were awarded the MBE for their work in creating these farms and in 2006 Michael received an OBE. His novel War Horse has been adapted into a hugely successful and critically acclaimed West End play. Michael is a tireless champion for children’s books and was formerly the Children’s Laureate. Tom Clohosy Cole is an Illustrator living and working in London. He grew up in Brighton on the Sussex coast and studied Illustration & Animation at Kingston University, graduating in 2011. Over the last 8 years, he’s worked on illustrated picture books, alongside commercial illustration work. He also works in animation as a background artist, storyboarder and sometimes director. Tom has worked with many publishers and clients including Penguin, Puffin Classics, Macmillan, the Guardian, the New York Times, The Barbican, Wagamama and many more. Tom enjoys the great outdoors, travel, painting and sports, when he retires he hopes to be an oil painter.