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Michael Morpurgo Books In Order

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Publication Order of Muck & Magic Books

Muck & Magic (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Muck and Magic (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mudpuddle Farm Books

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

Publication Order of War Horse Books

War Horse (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farm Boy (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Children's Books

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

Publication Order of Picture Books

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

Publication Order of Plays

The Voices of Children (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

It Never Rained (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Around the Year (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The White Horse of Zennor and Other Stories (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Marble Crusher and Other Stories (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Rainbow Warrior (By:James Riordan) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kingfisher Book of Great Boy Stories (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Hereabout Hill (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Because a Fire Was in My Head (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The McElderry Book of Aesop's Fables (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Sticky (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Singing for Mrs Pettigrew (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild at Heart (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Animal Tales (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow Tales (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Stories (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Of Lions and Unicorns (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories of War (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Island Tales (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Greatest Animal Stories (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Greatest Magical Stories (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magical Myths and Legends (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Red Hot Reads Books

Ghost Stories (By:Franz Kafka) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery (By:) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystifying (By:Helen Cresswell) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery Stories (By:Helen Cresswell) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ballet Stories (By:Sally Holmes) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Detective Stories (By:) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Animal Stories (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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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