Because a Fire Was in My Head

By Michael Morpurgo


An anthology of poems that in their many different ways - through their sounds, rhythms, stories, surprises and jokes - intends to set the fireworks crackling in our own heads.

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A lovely mix of the traditional (Robert Louis Stevenson) and the new (Kit Wright).- Diana Hendry

Author Biography

Michael Morpurgo is the author of more than a hundred titles. His books have been translated into over twenty- five languages, and many have been made into films and plays. In 1976 he and his wife Clare set up the charity Farms for City Children, and in the last thirty years over sixty thousand children have come to stay and work on one of the farms run by the charity. From 2003 to 2005 Michael became the third Children's Laureate and traveled all over the world telling stories to anyone who would listen.