Michael Morpurgo Podcast

Michael Morpurgo Podcast Michael Morpurgo Podcast

About our Guest

Sir Michael Morpurgo OBE was the third Children’s Laureate 2003-05, and is one of the Nation’s best-loved storytellers who has written about a hundred and fifty books for children including the bestselling title War Horse and award-winning titles Private Peaceful, Kensukes’s Kingdom and King of the Cloud Forests. You can find out more about him and his writing by visiting his website.

In this podcast he talks about his inspiration for five recently published and highly personal stories, as well as sharing his lockdown experience and a tantalising glimpse of his work in progress. *We apologise for our factual error in the podcast’s introduction stating that Michael was ‘the first Children’s Laureate at a time when his friend and neighbour Ted Hughes was the Poet Laureate’. Ted Hughes was the Poet Laureate 1984 – 1998.

Copies of the featured books are available to purchase from the Bookshop page of this website and the author has kindly agreed to sign a dedication on  some special bookplates. This rare opportunity is available for a limited period of time only and 20% will be donated to Farms for City Children, the charity that he established with his wife Clare over 45 years ago, enabling children from the city to experience the life of farmer for a week.

Another 15% from each book sale will be directed to our non-profit Kids’ Reviews project, promoting reading for pleasure and encouraging children to discover new books, different authors and become confident communicators by providing them with books to review and a platform for their reviews to be visible.

Photo credit: Phil Crow


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The Podcast Bookshop

If you would like to order a personalised signed copy of the books that were featured in the podcast you can place your order by clicking on the picture of the front cover of the book below.

*Please be aware that this offer is only available for a limited period of time

As our copies will be individually dedicated it is only possible to order a single copy of each title per order.

All prices include postage to addresses in the United Kingdom

International customers wishing to buy from abroad or use an overseas delivery address are kindly invited to contact us directly to place their order.

In a Nutshell

  • Tea or Coffee: Tea with milk
  • Accompanying snack: A Fat Rascal (Yorkshire scone)
  • Ebook or physical copy: Actual books
  • Story most proud of: Farms for City Children
  • Special Book to Save: Ariel by André Maurois
  • Fantasy Lockdown Location: Somewhere by the sea