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Dear Olly

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by Michael Morpurgo
 

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A moving story of a brother, a sister and a swallow, and how all are in some way victims of the horrors of landmines.Olly’s brother Matt wants to go and work with children who have been made orphans, through war, in Africa. He wants to be a clown and make them laugh. His mother and sister want him to stay in England and go to university.Hero, a swallow, has a

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A moving story of a brother, a sister and a swallow, and how all are in some way victims of the horrors of landmines.Olly’s brother Matt wants to go and work with children who have been made orphans, through war, in Africa. He wants to be a clown and make them laugh. His mother and sister want him to stay in England and go to university.Hero, a swallow, has a journey to make too. He must fly to Africa for the winter to join all the other swallows. His journey is difficult and fraught with danger.Three separate stories are woven into one powerful and moving novel whose central theme not only exposes the horrors of war and of landmines, but also the endurance of the human spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780006753339
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
06/04/2007
Edition description:
(Reissue)
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,382,372
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
860L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain’s best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include ‘Shadow’, ‘A Medal for Leroy’ and ‘Little Manfred’.His novel ‘War Horse’ has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg. A former Children’s Laureate, Michael is also the co-founder, with his wife Clare, of the charity Farms for City Children.

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Dear Olly 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg olly i hav the biggest crush on you u give the best hugs!!! Omg i luv high school!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Someone get thisvit seems interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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