Michael Morpurgo
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Sir Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo (born Michael Andrew Bridge; 5 October 1943) is an English book author, poet, playwright, and librettist who is known best for children's novels such as War Horse (1982). His work is noted for its "magical storytelling", for recurring themes such as the triumph of an outsider or survival, for characters' relationships with nature, and for vivid settings such as the Cornish coast or World War I. Morpurgo became the third Children's Laureate, from 2003 to 2005.


Michael Morpurgo

Morpurgo at a Paris book fair in March 2009
BornMichael Andrew Bridge
(1943-10-05) 5 October 1943 (age 78)
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Occupation
  • Author
  • poet
  • playwright
NationalityBritish
Alma materKing's College London
Notable worksWar Horse, Why the Whales Came, Private Peaceful
SpouseClare Morpurgo (1963–present)
Children3
Website
www.michaelmorpurgo.com
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Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo's About

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Michael Morpurgo is a well-known contemporary author who has written award-winning books such as "War Horse," "The Lion Butterfly," and "Private Peaceful." He went on to become a teacher, and it was while narrating stories to youngsters that he realized he had found his true calling as a writer. He began his career as a children's novelist, and since then, this prolific author has published a number of works that have received positive reviews from both fans and critics. He was a friend of famed poet Ted Hughes, and he sought a career as a writer with his help. Hughes and Morpurgo, two writers, were the ones who came up with the concept of a "Children's Laureate." Michael Morpurgo was the third British author to receive the award. Morpurgo is enamored of the countryside and wishes for city children who are deprived of it to have the opportunity to visit it. In order to attain this goal, he and his wife Clara founded the humanitarian organization Farms for City Children. Since its inception, this charity has expanded in size, and the number of children linked with it has increased year after year. His writings and these farms continue to educate and entertain people all over the world.

Michael Morpurgo Family life

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His mother was actress Kippe Cammaerts, and he was the biological son of actor Tony Van Bridge, although he was raised by his stepfather, Jack Morpurgo. He married Clare Lane, the daughter of the founder of Penguin Books and he has three children named Sebastian, Rosalind and Horatio.

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Michael Morpurgo Before Fame

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He studied at King's College in London and briefly worked as a schoolteacher in Kent, England. He realized his aptitude for storytelling while teaching primary school and began pursuing a writing career that would eventually earn him the title of British Children's Literature Laureate.

Michael Morpurgo Trivia

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He received a California Young Reader Medal in 2008 for his book Private Peaceful.

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His novel War Horse was adapted into a 2011 film directed by Steven Spielberg .

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Facts About Michael Morpurgo

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● Michael Morpurgo was born on October 5, 1943 (age 78) in St Albans, England
● He is a celebrity children's author



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