Item description for The Kingfisher Book of Great Boy Stories: A Treasury of Classics from Children's Literature (Kingfisher Book Of...) by Michael Morpurgo...
Overview A wonderful collection of carefully selected adventure tales starring the favorite young male characters found in children's literature, such as Tom Sawyer, Oliver Twist and Peter Pan.
Publishers Description This handsome collection of carefully chosen and beautifully illustrated extracts celebrates favorite boy characters from children's literature. A new generation of readers will be delighted and inspired by the antics and adventures of timeless heroes such as Tom Sawyer, Oliver Twist, Peter Pan, and Winnie-the-Pooh.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Kingfisher Book of Great Boy Stories: A Treasury of Classics from Children's Literature (Kingfisher Book Of...) by Michael Morpurgo has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2001 page 402
Publishers Weekly - 08/28/2000 page 85
School Library Journal - 04/01/2001 page 146
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 402
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 8" Height: 10.5" Weight: 1.95 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2000
ISBN 0753453207 ISBN13 9780753453209 UPC 046442453202
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More About Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo OBE, is an English author, poet, playwright and librettist, best known for his work in children's literature. He was the third Children's Laureate. He has written over 120 books, and has been published in over 25 languages. His children's novel War Horse has been adapted for stage where it became a smash-hit success in the UK, before transferring to Broadway and Toronto. War Horse has also been adapted for screen, directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 2012. Simon Reade has previously adapted Michael Morpurgo's Toro! Toro! and The Mozart Question as well as the phenomenally successful stage version of Private Peaceful, which he has also dramatised for BBC Radio and for feature film. His other plays include Moon Tiger, Twist of Gold, Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp, Not the End of the World, The Scarecrow and His Servant, The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (all for Bristol Old Vic), Pride and Prejudice (for Theatre Royal Bath Productions), and for the Royal Shakespeare Company Ted Hughes' Tales From Ovid, Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Epitaph for the Official Secrets Act (with Paul Greengrass.) His plays for young people are published by Oberon, as is his book Dear Mr. Shakespeare.
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Great for 10 year olds Jan 24, 2001
I like the way the stories are broken up into 10-15 minute reads. This is perfect for bedtime reading, unfortunately, when I read this to my 5 year old son, I have to say that I've felt the need to skip over some parts of the stories due to their graphic nature. I imagine a 10 year old is more ready for dead rats but why change the plot so far away from the intentions of the classical writer?