Facts about Michael Morpurgo

Here are some facts about the children's author, Michael Morpurgo. He has produced some of the best children's books over the last ten years, and he is exceptionally talented.

Michael Morpurgo facts (in no particular order)

1. In 1943 Michael Morpurgo was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
2. He was evacuated to Cumberland during World War II.
3. From Cumberland, Michael Morpurgo moved to London and then to Essex.
4. He went to schools in Canterbury, London and Sussex.
5. Michael Morpurgo was once described as being "rather stupid, but great at rugby".
6. At Sandhurst, he trained for the British Army - he went home after getting injured.
7. Michael Morpurgo once worked as a school caretaker.
8. At university he studied English and French.
9. Michael Morpurgo was once a primary school teacher.
10. As a teacher he loved telling stories.
11. Michael Morpurgo admires the poets Sean Rafferty and Ted Hughes, and the writer Ernest Hemingway.
12. In his children's books, Michael Morpurgo often includes characters who love nature.
13. Michael is married to Clare.
14. The Morpurgos set up the charity Farms for City children in 1976.
15. From 2003 to 2005, Michael Morpurgo was Children's Laureate.
16. Michael Morpurgo has worked with the illustrators Quentin Blake and Michael Foreman.
17. Michael Morpurgo's children's book War Horse has been made into a play (and a radio broadcast).
18. At school Michael Morpurgo loved rugby, geography and cricket.
19. He has three children and lives in Devon.
20. He is one of the most well known authors of children's books.
21. He has published more than 90 children's books.
22. Michael has one lots of awards for writing children's books (Children's Book of the Year)
23. He writes from 9:30 to 12:30 - in bed.

I hope you have enjoyed these facts about Michael Morpurgo.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the facts they came in very helpful for my english homework x :)

Anonymous said...

This was a brilliant help.
I needed the facts for some homework and you near enough
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Many thanks
JJ

Anonymous said...

michael morpurgo is a different type of author

Anonymous said...

do you always read at 9.30 to 12.30 every night in bed or just most nights?

Anonymous said...

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Christine

Nicole said...

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annabel said...

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Anonymous said...

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chloe said...

michael morpurgo your the best
p.s.do you have kids

Aki Emily said...

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meg1901 said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

i enjoyed friend or foe
i was good

Anonymous said...

michael morpurgo is a really good author. he ROCKS

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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sam marsh said...

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Anonymous said...

Dear Kids Book Zone,
Everyone is saying, thank you, that helped with my English homework but I am not looking for my schoolwork, I am just simply looking at this website for my own self. You see, I am fascinated by Michael Morpurgos books and his life. Ooh, I am jumping around in my seat, it i just so exciting reading these amazing facts about him! Thank You!
Yours Sincerely,
Annabelle Finkle-Sprot, age 14 years, 2 months.
P.S You should not just copy things down, for your homework! You should find the information and then put it down in your own words!

casey said...

great thats my homework done


p.s my favourite books are friend or foe and born to run.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was really useful!! My homework was done in no time! Thanks again!! I have passed on the website with a lot of my friends who were stuck on their project!

nicky barker said...

Great thanks,very informative-my son jordan and i have just finished reading war horse.....what a fantastic book-would highly recommend it for a lovely read.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Cheers, CJM

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Just got:
science
maths
French
History to go...

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Anonymous said...

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