Michael Morpurgo is the third Children's Laureate and the inventor - with the poet Ted Hughes - of the idea for one. He has written more than 90 books for children, including the recent very moving Private Peaceful, set in the First World War. He is a great admirer of R L Stevenson and always writes, like his hero, in long-hand, propped up against pillows. Michael lives in Devon, where he and his wife Clare established Farms for City Children.
Log in or register for FREE to continue reading.
It only takes a moment and you'll get access to more news, plus courses, jobs and teaching resources tailored to you