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Publication Order of Muck & Magic Books

Muck & Magic (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Muck and Magic (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mudpuddle Farm Books

Martians at Mudpuddle Farm (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mossop's Last Chance (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Albertine, Goose Queen (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jigger's Day Off (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pigs Might Fly! (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cock-A-Doodle-Doo! (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien Invasion! (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hee-Haw Hooray! (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of War Horse Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Long Way Home (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Friend or Foe (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nine Lives of Montezuma (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Wirtles Revenge (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twist of Gold (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Foxes (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why the Whales Came (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tom's Sausage Lion (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
King of the Cloud Forests (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Friend Walter (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Nobody's Eyes (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waiting for Anya (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sandman and the Turtles (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The War of Jenkin's Ear (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arthur, High King of Britain (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dancing Bear (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wreck of the Zanzibar (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Butterfly Lion (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost of Grania O'Malley (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robin of Sherwood (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joan of Arc (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Eyes at Night (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sparrow (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape from Shangri-La (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wartman (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kensuke's Kingdom (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dear Olly (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Billy the Kid (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who's a Big Bully Then? (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Queen (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toro! Toro! (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of the Ashes (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Private Peaceful (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Wolf (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Skip (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cool! (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sleeping Sword (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Believe in Unicorns (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alone on a Wide Wide Sea (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beowulf (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mozart Question (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Born to Run / Best Mates (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kaspar: Prince of Cats (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kaspar the Titanic Cat (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Elephant in the Garden (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Running Wild (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Manfred (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Medal for Leroy (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outlaw (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Listen to the Moon (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Eagle in the Snow (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fox and the Ghost King (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucky Button (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toto (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flamingo Boy (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Mouth of the Wolf (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Snowman (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day the World Stopped Turning (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boy Giant: Son of Gulliver (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not Bad for a Bad Lad (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Fishes Flew (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

with Michael Foreman
Thumbelina (By: Michael Foreman) (0)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mum's The Word (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cool as a Cucumber (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Visit to the Farm (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fox Friend (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Morning I Met a Whale (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King in the Forest (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hansel and Gretel (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kites Are Flying (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Homecoming (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meeting Cezanne (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snug (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Castle in the Field (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pinocchio (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Minikid (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Half a Man (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Father is a Polar Bear (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clare and her Captain (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peter and the Wolf (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant's Necklace (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Owl or Pussycat? (With: Polly Dunbar) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carnival of the Animals (With: Michael Foreman) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jemima The Pig & The 127 Acorns (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Song of Gladness: A Story of Hope for Us and Our Planet (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barney the Horse and Other Tales from the Farm (With: Guy Parker-Rees) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
There Once is a Queen (With: Michael Foreman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flying Scotsman and the Best Birthday Ever (With: Michael Foreman,National Railway Museum, York) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

Thatcher Jones (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conker (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jo-Jo the Melon Donkey (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snakes and Ladders (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blodin the Beast (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sam's Duck (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wombat Goes Walkabout (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rainbow Bear (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silver Swan (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mairi's Mermaid (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colly's Barn (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gentle Giant (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Albatross (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dolphin Boy (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's a Dog's Life (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cockadoodle-doo Mr. Sultana! (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Christmas Present in the World (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Angel Wings (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
King In The Forest (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Times (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pied Piper of Hamelin (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where My Wellies Take Me (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beauty and the Beast (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Goose Is Getting Fat (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
All I Said Was (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mimi and the Mountain Dragon (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Are Not Frogs (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Didn't We Have a Lovely Time! (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Jacko (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grandpa Christmas (With: Jim Field) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poppy Field (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coming Home (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Puffin Keeper (With: Benji Davies) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ogre Who Wasn't (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Plays

The Voices of Children (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

It Never Rained (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Around the Year (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Horse of Zennor and Other Stories (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marble Crusher and Other Stories (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Rainbow Warrior (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kingfisher Book of Great Boy Stories (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Hereabout Hill (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Because a Fire Was in My Head (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The McElderry Book of Aesop's Fables (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
War (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Sticky (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Singing for Mrs Pettigrew (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild at Heart (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Animal Tales (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snow Tales (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Stories (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Of Lions and Unicorns (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of War (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Island Tales (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Such Stuff: A Story-maker's Inspiration (With: Michael Foreman) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Greatest Animal Stories (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Greatest Magical Stories (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magical Myths and Legends (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sprinters Books

The Snow Maze (By: Jan Mark) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Impossible Parents Go Green (By: Brian Patten) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Finger Eater (By: Arthur Robins,Dick King-Smith) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Big House (By: Debi Gliori) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Little Brother (By: Debi Gliori) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunting of Pip Parker (By: Anne Fine) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Holly and the Skyboard (By: Ian Whybrow) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baked Bean Kids (By: Ann Pilling) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magic Boathouse (By: Sam Llewellyn) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Impossible Parents (By: Brian Patten) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beware the Killer Coat (By: Susan Gates) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Art, You're Magic! (By: Sam McBratney,Tony Blundell) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hector the Rat (By: Tony Wilkinson) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fighting Dragons (By: Colin West) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Stupendo (By: Jon Blake) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ronnie and the Giant Millipede (By: Jenny Nimmo) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Easy Peasy (By: Sarah Hayes) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cup Final Kid (By: Martin Waddell) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Care of Henry (By: Anne Fine) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emmelina and the Monster (By: June Crebbin) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flora's Fantastic Revenge (By: Nick Warburton) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Patrick's Perfect Pet (By: Annalena McAfee) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tricky Nelly Nickleby (By: Berlie Doherty) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cool as a Cucumber (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Tights for George (By: June Crebbin) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fearless Fitzroy (By: Alex Merry Kathy Henderson) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Molly and the Beanstalk (By: Pippa Goodhart) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady-long-legs (By: Jan Mark) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tarquin the Wonder Horse (By: June Crebbin) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Most Impossible Parents (By: Brian Patten) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Red Hot Reads Books

Ghost Stories (By: Robert Westall) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery (By: Helen Cresswell) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystifying (By: Helen Cresswell) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery Stories (By: Helen Cresswell) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ballet Stories (By: Sally Holmes) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Detective Stories (By: Philip Pullman) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Animal Stories (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Living Poets(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horse & Pony Stories(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghostly Haunts(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Simply the Best(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Centuries of Stories(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy: Red Hot Reads(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three for Tea(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Canon Fire(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Birthday Book(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Free?: Stories About Human Rights(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ox-Tales: Water(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just When Stories(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magic Beans(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everywhere(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Only Remembered(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great War(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flights of Fancy(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Michael Morpurgo is a literary and children’s fiction author. He has played a crucial role in developing children books which have seen him being awarded numerous awards among them The Smarties Prize, Blue Peter Award and also The Writers Guild Award. As children’s laureate from 2003 and 2005 he traveled all over the UK and later on named The Booksellers Association author of The Year.

Michael has always been inspired by Ted Hughes, Paul Gallico, and Ernest Hemingway. His books include some series and standalone novels which are praised highly by authors and readers and also awarded heavily.

War Horse

War Horse introduces the War Horse Series. Morpurgo gives the story of joey who moves through a series of troubles and good times. Joey witnesses a lot of things that make him happy and strong while others demoralize him, making friends and losing others on his journey.

Joey, a beautiful red-bay foal, is sold out to farm at a young age. On the farm, he meets Albert who turns out to be his friend, master, and a brother. Unlike Albert, his father is not a person who is likeably seen from his treatment of Joey. Instead, Albert is idealistic kind and gentle. On one fateful day, Joey is sold out to the army which breaks Albert’s heart. While serving in the army, he meets with another warhorse with whom he creates a friendship. It is an excellent time for joey as he interacts with civilians and other horses.

Together with Topthorn, they lead a charge towards the enemy line assisting their master in the war against the French. However, they are affected by the horrors that they witness with endangers their life and health. In the process of this war, Joey is captured and taken into the hands of Germans. Emily and her grandfather lovingly take care of him for a short time. Back in the battle, Topthorn is left alone pulling a heavy gun and out of exhaustion and working under rain, cold and mud, he dies. He is loved on the battlefield and touches many hearts which make them treat him with love and adoration. But despite all these good things happening he only longs for the time he will unite with Albert.

Joey has a resilient character, and despite the many and horrors that he goes through, he never gives up bringing joy and exceptional service all along. After the death of Topthorn, Joey is devastated and wanders back towards the British and reunites with Albert. Albert and his father had vowed to work towards bringing him home after he gets old and this they do in the end. War Horse gives the story of growing up in a time of war for the horse as well as for Albert. The author brings out the dark side of the war showing the unlikely things that brought about both psychological and physical damages to people.

The writing is straightforward bringing every landscape back to life for the people as well as the animals. Michael has wonderfully portrayed the events that transpired during the World War 1 period giving an excellent description of personality traits. The author brings out the issue of childhood memories making it fit for the targeted age group. Together with the illustrations used in bringing up a piece that is touching, full of surprises and highly educative more so on the issue of friendship and family.

Farm Boy

Farm Boy is the second installment in the Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse Series. Set in the pre and post-world war one period Farm Boy tells the story of a horse. It is given from the side of a great-grandson of Albert jangling between the past and the present.

During one of the holidays, an eager young man visits his grandfather who is the son of Albert on their old farm. During this visit, he is told a lot about the adventures of Albert and Joey, the famous horse. He is told of the kind, hardworking and loyal nature of Joey. His grandfather also narrates to him the incredible relationship that existed between Joey and Albert. But while all this is going on, he discovers that his grandfather can neither write nor read. He takes over the responsibility of teaching him writing and reading as his grandfather promises to pay him if he agrees to offer help on the same.

At the end of this, he learns a lot more than the value that his grandfather promises him. The stories that he is taught are far worth and this shapes his life. He learns the importance of friendship, loyalty, and love from the narrations and advice that he receives. The stories given to the grandson are full of touching reminiscences, humor crafted by the grandson and his grandfather. Michael brings in a lot of issues that were never addressed in the first book, War Horse. He takes the reader back to time and links the same with the present to make you understand simple but essential things that make a life.

The story demonstrates a lot of love and respect between one generation and the next Passing their history, morals and standards all along. As the two learn from each other, they get enriched while the bond between them is significantly strengthened. Bringing the past into the present makes the grandson understand some lessons that are not easily taught which help in shaping him to be a responsible and valuable person in the society while the grandfather gets something of value from him in the process.

The author has created a short sweet, and funny story further made attractive with the illustrations added. The themes of family love, loyalty and war are addressed excellently in the story. He shifts between the past and the present digging many lessons which are highly applicable in current life. It is funny at the same time and will make you emotional seeing the bond created between the characters discussed all through the book. Michael’s use of pace and language is one that is easy to read and straight to the point thought weighted with the different themes addressed in the short story.

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