10 Facts About Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo, who has written several classic children's books, is one of the most well-loved children's authors.

(1) Michael Morpurgo was born in St Albans in 1943.

(2) His favourite lesson at school was French.

(3) With his wife, Clare, Michael Morpurgo founded the Farms for City Children, to give children from deprived inner-city schools the chance to work on a farm.

(4) Sitting at a desk gives Michael Morpurgo backache, so he writes his novels sitting on his bed. He writes in school exercise books.

(5) Private Peaceful was the 100th book written by Michael Morpurgo.

(6) His favourite authors are: Robert Louis Stevenson (Treasure Island), Rudyard Kipling (The Just So Stories) and Ted Hughes (The Iron Man).

(7) In 2003 Michael Morpurgo became the third Children's Laureate.

(8) Micheal Morpurgo was a primary school teacher in Kent.

(9) He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2006

(10) He hates rewriting and he hates making corrections to his stories.

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

Micheal Morpurgo rocks! I love all of his work, espeically Alone on a wide, wide sea,you must read it!

giggowin said...

michael is brill one of my favs are kensukis kindom

beth said...

Good website for facts on michael mopurgo, he rocks!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

GOOD WEBSITE FOR MM . I LOVE HIS BOOKS!

sez said...

I LOVE MICHAEL MORPURGO'S BOOKS!!!!
And I abolutly love kensikes kingdom and privet peaceful.They rock!!!!

Anonymous said...

Michael Morpurgo is AMAZING all of his books are intresting and very expiring. My favourite book yet is probably Private Peaceful, you must read it!!!

Anonymous said...

Michael Morpurgo is great i really love his books, Private Peaceful and the butterfly lion are my faves!!!

Anonymous said...

i love his books there in direct and in depth my favoroute up yo yes is kensukes kingdom

Anonymous said...

i love micheals books, my favourite is Kensukes Kingdom. its so exiting

Wolvine (offical cheese lover) said...

HE ROCKSES MY SOCKSES! I HAVEN'T READ THEM ALL I BET ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD HIS BOOKS ARE AMAZING SO AMAZING I DON'T KNOW WHICH OF HIS BOOKS R MY FAVES!

Anonymous said...

i love michaels books they are really good my fav is kenkukies kingdom its really exciting ur thing its great u need to read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! read it
Suraj Johal says this

Anonymous said...

kensukis kingdom and private peaceful are great i have never read such good books by the way im only 12 and in the middle of private peaceful i read the blurb and it hooked me in :)

Anonymous said...

michael morpurgo's a great author my fav book is called cool its really good you have got to read it and it not a boy book

Anonymous said...

michael morpurgo's a great author my fav book is called cool its really good you have got to read it and it not a boy book

Anonymous said...

Michael Morpurgo I love your stories I wish I had them all.

Jane

Anonymous said...

our whole school loves's your book's and i kept on reading them cuz they are so exiting book's and amazing how you you can write 100 book !

Anonymous said...

i really love him, one day i hope to be a great arthur ( sorry i do not know how to spell athur or arthur!) anyway my favourites are born to run and dear olly . i am going to try and find privet peaceful.
this is for michael morpurgo
WE LOVE YOUR BOOKS
SO KEEP WRITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love michael morpurgos books! Private Peaceful is the best book ever its totally fab! I love Adolphus Tips too!

rana said...

Michael Morpurgo rocks!!! Speachily the butterfly lion

The Totton Linnet said...

Micheal sucks-ooh no I mean rocks-made ya jump dinnit?

Anonymous said...

At school we have to read Kensukes Kingdom and I've read The Butterfly Lion, It's well good. I love him to bits. HaHa. I'm doing research on him for my homework. BORING!! xx <3 xx

Anonymous said...

I love Him. My fave book is the sleeping sword and Adulphus Tips. I have also read:
Kensukes kingdom,
Toro! Toro!,
Dear Olly,
Butterfly Lion,
and The shipwreck of Zamzibar.
I recomend all of them. :)
I really want to read Alone on a Wide, wide sea and private peaceful... I am going to borrow them from the library at school...!:)

Anonymous said...

michel morpurgo is a great author!

Anonymous said...

Sadz said
ur books rock becus they r magnificent

Anonymous said...

i,ve read all those comments and i think there great and i saw that lots of people loved kensukes kingdom!

Anonymous said...

the butterfly lion is my fav book on m.m.

Anonymous said...

you are the best MR Michael Morpurgo lol lol lol lol lol

Anonymous said...

Michael morpurgo is brilliant i've read so many of his books they are utterly fab

Anonymous said...

we think michal morpurgo is a gud wirter an that his best book is adolphs tips and born to run.x

jonathon said...

We all really enjoyed friend or Foe.The story was very believable.It was good to read it at this time of the year,near November 11th.


group 5R

from GreenBank School :)

Anonymous said...

I really like his books. There AMAZING!
My favs are private peaceful and war horse.

Maisie said...

I like this website, my favourite book he wrote is "Dear Olly."

zoe 5d said...

his books are gr8 this is a asome website

Anonymous said...

HI THIS IS ZOE I LOVE MICHEAL MORPURGOS BOOKS THERE BRILLIENT

Anonymous said...

i like some of michael morpurgos books there brrrrilient.zoe 5d

Anonymous said...

this is zoe i love micheal morpurgos book privet and peacful

Anonymous said...

i love war horse you have to read it! great as a stage production as well. also is private peaceful good ? i am thinking of reading it

Anonymous said...

MM's my favouriate auther and my faivourite book by him would be kasper prince of cats

Anonymous said...

Michael morpurgo rocks i have read 21 of his books they rock

Anonymous said...

i say:
my fav book of MM is out of the ashes it is really sad i read it when i was five it almost made me cry! it i sssoo realistic and i love books in first person!

Anonymous said...

my fave book is the wreck of Zanzibar

Anonymous said...

This is a great website for my homework!
I was told to get 10 facts about micheal morpurgo and i typed in micheal morpurgo facts and this great website just happened to be the first one i looked at!
Are there any more facts you could give me maybe about his lifestyle???

Anonymous said...

Thanks For The Help With My Homework!
Fave Book Has To Be Adolphus Tips!
Although Private Peaceful Is Awesome!!!<3 xxx

Anonymous said...

I am reading private peaceful for english and it's amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

on angel wings is a reccommended book 2 read on christmas night u can borrow it frm the library or u can juust buy it 4 ur self (MUST READ)

Anonymous said...

I love Michael Morpurgo's books too, but when did he start writing?

naomi1234 said...

i loved the wreck of the zanzibar and private peaceful was funny hahaha keep writing

Olive said...

Awesome
great facts!!!!
can you give me information about his life maybe ????
i don't mind your choice !!!!
:)

Anonymous said...

thank you i really like Michael Morpurgo my favouite book is born to run

higgel wiggel piggel said...

Hi micheal morpurgo,

I love your books and i love the fact that most of them are about animals becuase i love animal!
I have about 11 of your books and i've nearly read them all. you are my fav book writer and you ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I his books are really good even though i have only read cool, the butterfly lion, kensuke's kingdon, and our english class is reading private peaceful!!! They are all brilliant!!! :)

Anonymous said...

i just red butterfly lion and i luved it

nioff yovecm said...

thnx really helped wth homework! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi I just want to say this website was really helpful. I just start secondary school in September and we have to write a factfile on Michael Morpurgo for homework. I haven't read his stories but there are so much nice comments about him no wonder my english teacher chose him for our homework! :)

katie said...

I LOVE THE WREAK OF ZANZIBAR AND IT IS SO AWSOME THAT WE DID IT AT SCHOOL AND I WAS THE GIRL.
I ALSO LOVE KENSUKES KINGDOM WHICH I AM ACTUALLY DOING NOW AT SCHOOL.

KATIE xx

Paj said...

I am reading the butterfly lion its a great book as soon as I saw the book I knew it would be good, I'm nearly at the end but I want to read it again instead i will read a different book by Michael Morpurgo I want to read why the whales came

Anonymous said...

Michael Morpurgo is amazing! My favorite 2(make that 5!) books by him are Kaspar,Shadow,War Horse, The Nine Lives of Montezuma and Elephant in The Garden.

Harri said...

I loved Private Peaceful Well Done Michael Good Book!