The 2018 New Years Honours list saw celebrated and beloved author Michael Morpurgo awarded a knighthood for his services to literature and charity. Michael’s relationship with Barrington Stoke started 20 years ago when Wartman was one of our launch titles in May 1998.
Sir Michael is one of the great storytellers of our time and he has been engaging our young readers with some of the most successful stories on the Barrington Stoke list. He also helped us launch the Picture Squirrels series and is an ardent supporter of its mission to support adults who struggle to read to their children. We love his passion for getting children and their families enjoying stories and for inspiring librarians and teachers wherever he goes.
(And he’s a seriously nice man to boot!)
Click here for a look at all Sir Michael Morpurgo’s Barrington Stoke books.