Friend or Foe

Evacuated from London, David and Tucky feel as if the war is a long way away from their new life in the countryside. But one night the skyline of the moor is lit up with gun flashes, and the distant crump of bombing shatters their new-found peace. Then a German bomber crashes. The boys expect to hate the airmen inside. But things get complicated when one of them saves David’s life… This gripping wartime tale from a master author shows how good and evil are never black and white.

  • A powerful Second World War tale by a master writer
  • Celebrates our shared humanity in the face of conflict
  • Michael Morpurgo is the bestselling author of War Horse
  • He has won several awards including the Blue Peter Prize

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    It has a good setting and when David and Tucky find two German Airman and one of them saves David’s life. They hid and get food for them but one of the German Airman get ill and David and Tucky take him and the other goes across the moor to hide.

    26 September 2014

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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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