It is Billy the Kid's eightieth birthday, and as he sits on his favourite park bench, whiling away the hours before the match, he reminisces about his life. And it has been an eventful life. All Billy ever wanted to do was to play football for Chelsea FC. And he did too, before the war. ... Read review
This is an up-to-date collection from former Children's Laureate and author of War Horse, ... more
the multi-award winning Michael Morpurgo. The selection includes Shadow, and a host of other stories that feature animals and people in peril during the Second World War and the Asian Tsunami, including the sequel to War Horse, the poignant Farm Boy. Books in this collection: The Dancing Bear; An Elephant in the Garden; Farm Boy; Running Wild; Alone on a Wide Sea; Shadow and Billy the Kid
This collection contains 16 brilliant novels from Michael Morpurgo, one of the most ... more
popular children's authors of modern times, and comes in a beautiful keepsake box. With Morpurgo attracting a new legion of fans after the success of the West End play and Steven Spielberg's Hollywood adaptation of War Horse, there has never been a better time to introduce your children to his other fantastic heart-warming stories. A natural storyteller, his books are epic tales of triumph and tragedy, human kindness and cruelty, animal humility and sensitivity. Morpurgo introduces children to some of the bigger issues of life, often against the backdrop of of brilliantly researched history and this collection includes Red House Children's Book Award Winner Shadow, the powerful Alone on a Wide Wild Sea, the extremely gripping Waiting for Anya and War Horse's sequel Farm Boy. A must for every family's bookshelf!
Young Manchester United fans may not like it so much!
"...Like I did, once."
It is Billy the Kid's eightieth birthday, and as he sits on his favourite park bench, whiling away the hours before the match, he reminisces about his life. And it has been an eventful life. All Billy ever wanted to do was to play football for Chelsea FC. And he did too, before the war. He was good, scoring nine goals in his first season. Word had it that he would be playing for England before the year was out. But then Hitler ..."
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Billy's no kid, he's eight today and watching the boys in the park playing football and cheering his team, Chelsea. But Billy has memories of his mother struggling to keep the family going. But most of all he can remember 1939 when he was picked to play for Chelsea.