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Michael Morpurgo


English writer of such children’s books as War Equine and Billy the Child. His additional literary works consist of takes on, poems, and libretti. He went to King’s University, London and worked well like a schoolteacher in Kent, Britain for a while. While he was teaching main school, he found out his skill for storytelling and started to pursue the composing career that could eventually generate him the honor of English Children’s Books Laureate. He received a California Youthful Audience Medal in 2008 for his publication, Private Relaxing. His mom was celebrity Kippe Cammaerts, and he was the natural son of acting professional Tony Vehicle Bridge, although he grew up by his stepfather, Jack port Morpurgo. He wedded Clare Street, the daughter from the creator of Penguin Books and he offers three children called Sebastian, Rosalind and Horatio. His book War Equine was adapted right into a 2011 film aimed by Steven Spielberg.

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Full Name Michael Morpurgo
Date Of Birth October 5, 1943
Place Of Birth St Albans, England
Profession Children's Author
Education Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, King's College London
Nationality British
Spouse Clare Morpurgo
Children Sebastian Morpurgo, Rosalind Morpurgo, Horatio Morpurgo
Parents Tony Van Bridge, Kippe Cammaerts
Siblings Pieter Morpurgo, Shona Bridge
Awards Children's Laureate, Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Hampshire Book Award, Prix Sorcières for Picture Books
Nominations Carnegie Medal, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
Movies War Horse, When the Whales Came, Friend or Foe
Star Sign Libra

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1He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Children's Literature.
2He was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 1999 for his services to Children's Literature.
3He was a Fellow at Kings College in London, England.
4He was awarded Honorary Doctorates from Plymouth University, Exeter University, and Hertfordshire University.
5He was awarded the France's "Chevalier Des Arts et Des Lettres" in 2004.
6He was the Booksellers Association Author of the Year in 2005.
7He was Children's Laureate Author from 2003 to 2005.
8Natural son of actor Tony Van Bridge and nephew of actor Peter Bridge (died in action 1941).



National Theatre Live: War Horse2014TV Movie novel
Private Peaceful2012novel
War Horse2011novel
My Friend Walter1992TV Movie novel / screenplay
When the Whales Came1989novel "Why the Whales Came" / screenplay
Friend or Foe1982novel



On Angel Wings2014TV Short executive producer
Private Peaceful2012executive producer



How to Write2012TV Movie



Mark Lawson Talks to...2014TV SeriesHimself
Newsnight2014TV SeriesHimself
Songs of Praise2013TV SeriesHimself
Michael Parkinson: Masterclass2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2007-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Author
CBS News Sunday Morning2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Richard Dimbleby Lecture2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The One Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Visionaries2008TV SeriesHimself

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