Open Book Neglected Classics: The Advocates

Michael Morpurgo

Beryl Bainbridge

Michael Morpurgo's choice is The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico.

Michael Morpurgo on his choice

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One of the best-known names in children's literature, Michael Morpurgo is the author of over 100 books. He was the Children's Laureate from 2003 to 2005. His novel War Horse was recently turned into an acclaimed stage adaptation.

Listen to an extract from The Snow Goose

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Originally published in 1940 as a newspaper short story, The Snow Goose is the work of the American writer Paul Gallico (1897-1976). It hinges on the relationship between a solitary artist and a young girl who seeks his help in caring for an injured bird. Reader: Kate Layden.

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