Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
School bully Darren Bishop is furious after he is out paced in the school race. He can't have that now, can he? So when he is challenged to a battle of courage, Darren thinks he can't lose and can't wait to show the class who's boss. See who turns out to be the chicken in this satisfying tale. Beautifully crafted story from a multi award-winning and bestselling author.
'This book takes an innovative approach to raising the subject of bullying for young people.' Youth in Mind
Michael was born in London and worked as a teacher, where he decided he wanted to become a children's author. He was Children's Laureate 2003 - 5 and has won numerous awards, including the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award. He has also written Fox Friend and Wartman for Barrington Stoke. He was awarded the OBE for services to Children's Literature in 2006. He lives in Devon.