Dear Olly

Matt has always wanted to be a clown, and when he sees the pain of Africa’s orphaned children, he decides to go to them, bringing them laughter. Behind him, Matt leaves his family and his heartbroken sister, Olly, who misses him desperately. Then Olly finds an orphaned baby starling in the garden, and names him Hero. But Hero has to make his own long and perilous flight to Africa, to join the other swallows there…

The three stories of Olly, Hero and Matt are woven into one powerful and moving novel which explores the horror of war and loss, but celebrates the endurance of the human spirit.

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    9 March 2014

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    5 March 2014

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    such a cute story about the love of a brother and sister.

    4 March 2014

  • I really like the way you get 3 different points of view it’s really interesting.

    9 March 2013

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    Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.


    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

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