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The Fox and the Ghost King

Author: Michael Morpurgo
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 01-06-2017
ISBN: 978-0-00-821580-4
Pages: 144

Regular price RRP £5.99 - In stock special offer

Description

A delightful tale of victory against all odds from master storyteller, Michael Morpurgo, lavishly illustrated by Michael Foreman.

“Every fox in the whole town, in the whole country just about, is a football fan… And we all have an impossible dream.”

In a cosy den under a garden shed lives a family of foxes. They love to watch football – all foxes do. But their favourite team keeps losing and losing, and it seems like things will never look up.

That is, until Daddy Fox finds the ghost of a king, buried underneath a car park. A king who wishes only to be free.

“Release me,” says the Ghost King, “and I can do anything. Just tell me your greatest wish.”

For these football-loving foxes, might everything be about to change…?

Reviews
  • ”'This is a heart-warming tale for animal lovers and footbal fans alike”The Guardian
  • ”'Michael Morpurgo has an impeccable track record in bringing historical events to life”The Daily Mail
  • ”'This sweet story weaves Michael Morpurgo's effortless storytelling with ancient and very recent history.”Booktrust
  • ”'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