Such Stuff: A Story-maker's Inspiration

By Michael Morpurgo

Illustrated by Michael Foreman

Michael Morpurgo, the nation’s favourite storyteller and author of War Horse, shares the secrets and inspirations of his novels.

This insightful collection is the perfect gift for Michael Morpurgo fans who want to understand how writing works and where stories begin. Revealing essays from Michael about more than twenty of his most popular novels are combined with key extracts from his books along with historical context and illuminating background information from Michael’s brother Mark. Stunning illustrations from Michael Foreman, photographs and facsimiles complete the immersive experience.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 12+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406373677
  • Published: 06 Jul 2017
  • Price: £7.99
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  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 384

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'"From the first sentence of a Michael Morpurgo book, you know you are in the hands of a natural storyteller."'

'This is totally absorbing - find out how one of our greatest storytellers gets his inspiration. This collection of essays gives a revealing insight into how writing works and where stories begin; it's a brilliant way to inspire children to write. […] This is a superb book which really takes the reader inside the author's mind, showing just how he came to write such great novels, and what inspired him. A brilliant classroom resource and a good read for any age.' Parents in Touch

'...I found it brilliant. This book has a good structure and is very interesting. [...] A must for Morpurgo fans.' Junior News and Mail

'fans 10+ will be fascinated to learn the stories behind the stories, in his own inimitable words.' angels & urchins

'“Throughout, Michael Foreman’s illustrations complement and enhance the writing. This book is well produced , easy to read and I cannot recommend it too highly to students and teachers.”' SLA

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