Downsend meets Michael Morpurgo

Downsend meets Michael Morpurgo

On Thursday 11th February at 1:30pm, children from Years 3 to 6 will be attending a special author event with Michael Morpurgo, organised by Seven Stories in collaboration with HarperCollins Children’s Books as part of Michael Morpurgo Month 2021.

Michael will be talking about some of his best-loved books including War Horse, The Butterfly Lion, Shadow and Private Peaceful, as well as reading from his latest book, Boy Giant. We have been able to submit 3 questions to Michael as a school. Form Tutors will be talking to children this week to create a list of imaginative questions.

This event will be live-streamed through a private YouTube link and last approximately 45 minutes, including a talk from Michael and a Q&A at the end.

Accessing the event
You will be able to watch the event HERE. The event will be available to watch live at 1.30pm on Thursday 11th of February or on catch-up afterwards.


To make sure that the children have time to have lunch prior to the live-stream, the timetable will be amended. Lesson 4 at 12:20pm will be cancelled to allow children to have an early break and prepare themselves for the event.

Buying a book
Head over Seven Stories’ virtual bookshop to order your own signed copy of War Horse, Private Peaceful, The Butterfly Lion, Shadow, In the Mouth of the Wolf or Boy Giant, all available at the special event price of £6 + postage. The more keen readers can even get themselves a bundle with all six books!

Seven Stories are a registered charity and all purchases from the Seven Stories bookshop support our charitable mission.
Join the Michael Morpurgo Bookclub and win a special event with Michael for your school! Find out more here.

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