Greatest Animal Stories
This treasure trove of animal stories features all of the creatures that children love, in stories that they will remember for years to come. From squeaks and peeps to growls and howls, all animal life is duly represented. This collection of the greatest animal stories was gathered by award-winning children's writer Michael Morpurgo. There are brave mice and hungry wolves, mischievous spiders and ingenious cats, silly dogs, a magic cow, and more. Stories include retellings of "Puss and Boots,""The Ugly Duckling," "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing," and more. Beautifully illustrated and charmingly retold, there are lots of great stories from around the great big world that children will explore and enjoy.
About The Author:
Michael Morpurgo is a former Children’s Laureate in Great Britain and the best-selling author of over 130 books for children, including Greatest Animal Stories (available from Barron's in North America), as well as Private Peaceful, The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom, and Warhorse. Since 1976, he and his wife, Claire, have run the charity Farms for Children, which offers children and teachers from urban primary schools the opportunity to live and work in the English countryside for a week.