The Sleeping Sword

Bun is trapped in a living death. Since he dived off a rock and hit his head, his whole world has been dark. He lost his sight in the accident, and now stumbles aimlessly around his parents’ home in the Scilly Isles. But one day, walking in a field, Bun stumbles into a hidden cave. It turns out to be a tomb containing an ancient, beautiful sword and shield. As Bun grasps the sword, something miraculous happens… something that will draw him into the long-lost world of King Arthur and his knights, and reveal to Bun a quest of his own. Skilfully weaving the ancient legend of Excalibur into a modern-day setting, master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has created a timeless tale which truly captivates.

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    This is the first ever Michael Morpurgo book I read and the one that made me want to read more of his books.

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  • This is a great book on Arthur it is so detailed if you like this read Arthur high king. i love them both

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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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