A Medal for Leroy
|Author:||Michael Morpurgo, O.B.E|
PUBLICATION NOVEMBER 2013
Inspired by the true story of Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British army. A novel about families, identity and loss by bestselling award-winning author of WAR HORSE. Michael doesn't remember his father, an RAF pilot lost in the war. And his French mother, heartbroken and passionate, doesn't like to talk about her husband. But then Auntie Snowdrop gives Michael a medal, followed by a photograph, which begin to reveal a hidden history. A story of love and loss. A story that will change everything - and reveal to Michael who he really is...
"A simple story, beautifully told." - Sunday Express PRAISE FOR MICHAEL MORPURGO "As ever, Morpurgo's warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope." - Amanda Craig, The Times "Morpurgo is a virtuoso at conjuring vibrant stories that draw on historical events." - The Observer Review "Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects." - The Telegraph
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award.