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Singing for Mrs. Pettigrew: Stories and Essays from a Writing Life

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One of todays greatest storytellers explores the craft of writing in this collection of stories and essays by Michael Morpurgo.

Here is a literary journey that roams from the warmth of Provence in "Meeting Cézanne" to the war-torn town of "I Believe in Unicorns;" from the music-fi lled streets of Venice in "The Mozart Question" to the quiet English marshes of Michael Morpurgos hometown in "Singing for Mrs. Pettigrew." Complementing each tale is an original essay revealing the inspiration behind the story or offering a peek into the intricacies of the authors craft. Readers and writers alike will be intrigued by this unique collection from a teller of tales who has captured hearts around the world.

Synopsis:

The former Children's Laureate of Britain takes readers on a literary journey that roams from the warmth of Provence in Meeting Czanne to the music-filled streets of Venice in The Mozart Question. Complementing each tale is an original essay revealing the inspiration behind each story.

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo, the Childrens Laureate of Britain from 2003 to 2005, has written more than one hundred books and received numerous prestigious awards. He and his wife, Clare, founded the organization Farms for City Children. They live in Devon, England.

Peter Bailey has been illustrating books for more than thirty-five years and has worked with such authors as Philip Pullman, Dick King-Smith, and Allan Ahlberg. He lives in Liverpool, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763636241
Author:
Morpurgo, Michael, M.b.e .
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
Bailey, Peter
Author:
Morpurgo, Michael
Author:
Bailey, Peter
Author:
Morpurgo, Michael, M.B.E .
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
England
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Short Stories
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-COLOR
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.90x5.76x.94 in. .89 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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