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Michael Morpurgo

War Horse author, Michael Morpurgo has written a new book marking 100 years since the start of the First World War.

He says the idea for 'Listen to the Moon' was inspired by a story from his own family.

Michael said: "There was once in our family a medal, commemorating the sinking of a ship called the Lusitania in May 1915. I learned it had been torpedoed by a German U Boat, in the south of Ireland."

Front cover picture of new Michael Morpurgo book 'Listen to the Moon'Michael Morpurgo
Front cover picture of new Michael Morpurgo's book 'Listen tot he Moon'

He added: "I discovered that three hours after it sank, the grand piano from the dining room of this luxurious cruise liner was found floating on the sea, with a child still hanging on."

An illustration from the bookMichael Morpurgo
An illustration of the Lusitania ship

Michael says that was the first idea he had for the new book, which focuses on a young boy Alfie and his fisherman dad.

They find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies - an archipelago off the south western tip of the Cornish coast.

She's hurt, lost, and with no memory of who she is or how she arrived there.

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