Michael Morpurgo

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The Sleeping Sword review – Morpurgo fable transformed into scrapbook of wonder
Michael Morpurgo’s novel about a boy’s Arthurian adventure is inventively brought to life in an inclusive production

Anya Ryan

01, Nov, 2022 @1:15 PM

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Full-steam ahead at 100: the Flying Scotsman set for centenary UK tour
The iconic green locomotive, which turns 100 next year, is about to leave the station for a fortnight of special trips – and celebrated by a new story book from Michael Morpurgo

Liz Boulter

15, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Wrong prescription for teaching English | Letters
Letters: Alasdair Donaldson on curriculum changes that prompted him to leave classroom English teaching. Also letters from Joy Webb and Ian Watson


20, May, 2022 @5:08 PM

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‘My spelling isn’t that great’: Michael Morpurgo on why teaching kids to love writing is more important than grammar
The author, poet and playwright on why we should move away from Michael Gove-mandated lessons on fronted adverbials and back to unleashing the creative potential of children

Michael Morpurgo as told to Amy Fleming

18, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Marilyn Malin obituary
Other lives: Publisher who championed Michael Morpurgo and Floella Benjamin

Jane Nissen

28, Feb, 2022 @5:48 PM

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An Elephant in the Garden review – a tale that will never be forgotten
Michael Morpurgo’s story of a family fleeing Dresden in 1945 resonates today, animated by Alison Reid’s uncanny acting

Clare Brennan

05, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Children’s laureates campaign for £100m a year to fix primary school libraries
Current laureate Cressida Cowell leads demands to ringfence funds to renew ‘deteriorating’ facilities that fail to appeal to students

Sian Cain

12, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Michael Morpurgo denies 'censoring' Merchant of Venice in children's book
War Horse author says his Tales from Shakespeare was only ever going to include 10 plays, and he has chosen the ones most likely to appeal to young readers

Sian Cain

04, Jan, 2021 @4:26 PM

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On my radar: Michael Morpurgo's cultural highlights
The War Horse author on The Salisbury Poisonings, the pick of the Proms and why he longs to move to Leith…

03, Oct, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Shifting gears: how does a literary festival become a drive-in event?
Rethought for the pandemic, this year’s Appledore book festival in Devon will play to audiences in cars, who can flash their lights and listen via radio

Alison Flood

17, Jul, 2020 @3:15 PM

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Reasons to be cheerful: poetry and stories to give hope to adults and children alike
Children’s author Katherine Rundell introduces original poems, stories and illustrations by the likes of Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson and Axel Scheffler

Katherine Rundell

25, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Waiting for Anya review – soapy second world war melodrama
Stranger Things’ Noah Schnapp stars in a gorgeous-looking but unemotional adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel

Cath Clarke

20, Feb, 2020 @11:00 AM

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