A few exchanges from Alice Tozer's interview with Michael Morpurgo in the Financial Times:
What is the last thing you read that made you laugh out loud?Read the complete Q & A.
A line in Barack Obama’s The Audacity of Hope. Obama rings his wife when he gets a bill through the Senate but she replies with a comment about going to the supermarket.
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What book would you give a child to introduce them to literature?
Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea, or Virginia Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.
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What are you most proud of writing?
I have derived the most pleasure from War Horse, because of people’s positive reaction to it, particularly since the play.
Michael Morpurgo has published over 100 books including The Butterfly Lion, The Wreck of Zanzibar, Sam's Duck and The War Horse. He was named Britain's Children's Laureate in May 2003.