Le roi Arthur est au coeur d'une des légendes les plus populaires de l'Occident. Ce monarque conquérant, capable de vaincre l'empereur de Rome et d'imposer la foi chrétienne à l'Angleterre, est aussi un souverain cultivé et généreux dont la cour attire l'élite de la chevalerie en quête d'aventures. Mais c'est l'histoire surtout de la Table ronde où, autrefois, siégeait une assemblée de chevaliers, les hommes les meilleurs et les plus valeureux que le monde ait jamais connus.
He stood up and walked slowly to the couch by the window. He picked up his violin on his drawn-up knees. He plucked a string or two and tuned it.
«I will tell you a story,» he began. «After it is over you will need to ask me no more questions. Someone once told me that all secrets are lies. The time has come, I think, not to lie anymore.»
A brand new edition of this brilliant adventure story, specially produced to the meet the high standards of the Forestry Stewardship Council. This book will be printed on certified paper and will carry the well-established FSC logo. 'Kensuke's Kingdom' won the Children's Book Award, shortlisted for the Whitbread Award.
The powerful new novel from the master storyteller - inspired by the true story of one man who might have stopped World War II. 1940. The train is under attacks from German fighters. In the darkness, sheltering in a railway tunnel, the stranger in the carriage with Barney and his mother tells them a story to pass the time. And what a story. The story of a young man, a young soldier in the trenches of World War I who, on the spur of the moment, had done what he thought was the right thing. It turned out to have been the worst mistake he ever could have made - a mistake he must put right before it is too late...
Adventure storiesGracie and Daniel have always been warned to stay away from the Birdman. But they soon discover that he is not who they thought. Should they believe him when he says the island is cursed? Find out in this brand new edition of a Michael Morpurgo favourite. Ages: 8+
Marooned on a sandbank, a boy faces certain death. With the sea closing in and the current about to drag him to a watery grave, his final wish is to see heaven. Waking in a strange bed, the boy meets an old man. It is Arthur, the warrior king of legend, and from his lips the boy hears of Camelot, chivalry, magic, evil and betrayal.
The stunning novel set during World War One from Michael Morpurgo, the nation''s favourite storyteller and multi-million copy bestseller. May, 1915. Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies - injured, thirsty, lost... and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there. She can say only one word: Lucy. Where has she come from? Is she a mermaid, the victim of a German U-boat, or even - as some islanders suggest - a German spy...? Only one thing is for sure: she loves music and moonlight, and it is when she listens to the gramophone that the glimmers of the girl she once was begin to appear. WW1 is raging, suspicion and fear are growing, and Alfie and Lucy are ever more under threat. But as we begin to see the story of Merry, a girl boarding a great ship for a perilous journey across the ocean, another melody enters the great symphony - and the music begins to resolve... A beautiful tour de force of family, love, war and forgiveness, this is a major new novel from the author of PRIVATE PEACEFUL - in which what was once lost may sometimes be found, washed up again on the shore...
Adventure storiesA brand new edition with a beautiful and fresh new cover, featuring a dramatic new pho photographic cover, with highlighted tonal colours. This is one of Morpurgo's best-loved stories. Ages 9+
It is World War II and Jo stumbles on a dangerous secret: Jewish children are being smuggled away from the Nazis, close to his mountain village in Spain. Now, German soldiers have been stationed at the border. Jo must get word to his friends that the children are trapped. The slightest mistake could cost them their lives.
A thrilling and moving novel about an extraordinary animal caught up in a very human war, for anyone who loved The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips or The Butterfly Lion! By the award-winning former Children's Laureate and author of War Horse.
When Yannick learns that he is to stay with his Aunt Mathilde in the South of France, he cannot believe his luck. If the paintings of his mother's beloved Cezanne are to be believed, surely Provence is paradise itself. So begins an idyllic month for the young boy: roaming the gentle hills and rolling valleys of Aix-en-Provence, daydreaming about his beautiful cousin Amandine; helping in his aunt and uncle's bustling village inn;