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Join the fun on the farm!
A charming story from award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, hilariously illustrated throughout by Shoo Rayner, and perfect for readers of 5 and up.
Two funny farmyard stories for younger readers.
Mossop’s Last Chance:
“There’s mice in my barley sacks, there’s rats in my roof and now there’s mice in the corn bin. This time I’ve had enough. If you aren’t up to the job, you will have to go.”
Mossop the old farm cat likes to sleep – and not much else! So when Farmer Rafferty tells him to catch twenty-six mice by sunset, all the animals have to pull together to give Mossop one last chance…
Albertine, Goose Queen:
“Good morning, Madam, I’ve come to eat you. Your friends have all gone. There’s no one to help you now. They’re all very stupid, aren’t they?”
A fox is on the loose, and all the animals except Albertine the goose have hidden themselves inside. Albertine is safe on her island in the pond – at least so she thinks, until the fox starts swimming towards her…
- Praise for Michael Morpurgo:
- ”'Michael Morpurgo writes brilliantly about war and animals, conveying the big emotions without preaching.”Guardian
- ”'Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects.”Daily Telegraph
- ”'There are few children’s writers as compelling as Michael Morpurgo.”Daily Express
- ”'Morpurgo, as always, is subtle and skilful, and incorporates social and moral issues into his writing without being self-righteous or detracting from the quality of the narrative”Elizabeth Reilly, British Council
- ”'The former children's laureate has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers.”Guardian