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A medal for Leroy / Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by Michael Foreman.

By: Morpurgo, Michael.
Contributor(s): Foreman, Michael, 1938-.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2012Description: 222 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780007487516 (hbk.); 0007487517 (hbk.); 9780007363582 (pbk.).Subject(s): Identity -- Fiction | Family history -- Fiction | Fatherless families -- Fiction | Soldiers -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction | World War, 1914-1918 -- FictionGenre/Form: Fiction 9+. | General.DDC classification: [Fic.] Summary: Michael does not remember his father, who died in a Spitfire over the English Channel. And his mother, heartbroken and passionate, does not like to talk about him. But then Michael's aunt gives him a medal and a photograph, which begin to reveal a hidden story. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
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Children's Fiction MORP (Browse shelf) Checked out 12/07/2019 i2120332
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Inspired by the true story of Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British army, this is a stunning new novel of identity and loss by Michael Morpurgo, biggest UK children's author and the bestselling, award-winning writer of War Horse, now a smash West End and Broadway hit as well as an Oscar-nominated movie. 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...

Michael does not remember his father, who died in a Spitfire over the English Channel. And his mother, heartbroken and passionate, does not like to talk about him. But then Michael's aunt gives him a medal and a photograph, which begin to reveal a hidden story. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

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