Farm Boy

There was an old green Fordson tractor in the back of Grandpa’s barn, always covered in cornsacks. When I was very little, I used to go in there, pull off the cornsacks, climb up and drive it all over the farm.

A boy gives his grandfather a great gift, and receives one in return, in this moving book from a master storyteller. Every time the boy visits his grandfather on his Devon farm, he is spellbound by the tales he tells: powerful stories of war, rural life and changing times. But when Grandpa confesses that his ability to read and write has slipped away, can the boy help him, and repay the gift of his stories? With fabulous artwork by Michael Foreman, this warm and vivid book celebrates the passing of time and the bond between young and old.

“If there are such things as contemporary classics, then this, surely is one of them.” Books for Keeps

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  • I love this

    8 March 2013

  • A spellbound memerising book I enjoyed reading . This book draws you in from the very beging

    5 March 2013

  • I found this book boring.

    5 March 2013

  • loved it

    The sequel to War Horse! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is so good that there should be a sequel to Farm Boy!

    29 January 2012

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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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