Michael Morpurgo Rank
About Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo is one of the renowned British books authors, playwrights, and librettists. Famously known for children's novels like 1982’s “War Horse”, Morpurgo is also noted for serving as one of the few Children’s Laureates in The United Kingdom. His works are notable for their magical storytelling.
- Tony Van Bridge
- Kippe Cammaerts
- Clare Morpurgo (married in 1963)
- Sebastian Morpurgo
- Rosalind Morpurgo
- Horatio Morpurgo
King's College London
- Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (in 1996)
- California Young Reader Medal (in 2008)
- Hampshire Book Award (in 2005)
He has gained an honorary doctorate at Bishop Grosseteste University in 2013.
Some of his works include “The Wreck of the Zanzibar” (1995), “Private Peaceful” (2003), and “Running Wild” (2009).
He hails from Britain.
At a point in his life, he worked as a school teacher in Kent.
Michael Morpurgo Rank
Famous quotes by Michael Morpurgo
A lot of children, like I did, move away from words because of the fear - which is something you have to take out of education: the fear of worrying about what marks you'll get, detention, worrying about letting people down, your parents, teachers.Michael Morpurgo
Access to books and the encouragement of the habit of reading: these two things are the first and most necessary steps in education and librarians, teachers and parents all over the country know it. It is our children's right and it is also our best hope and their best hope for the future.Michael Morpurgo
Admitting failure is quite cleansing, but never - pleasurable.Michael Morpurgo
Animals are sentient, intelligent, perceptive, funny and entertaining. We owe them a duty of care as we do to children.Michael Morpurgo
Don't worry about writing a book or getting famous or making money. Just lead an interesting life.Michael Morpurgo
Everyone is interested in war, in that people don't want it to happen. I'm much more interested in peace than in war but it's important to understand why we fight.Michael Morpurgo
It is the child's understanding that teaches the adults the way of the future. They're still doing it today with modern technology.Michael Morpurgo
It's the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom.Michael Morpurgo
One of the great failings of our education system is that we tend to focus on those who are succeeding in exams, and there are plenty of them. But what we should also be looking at, and a lot more urgently, is those who fail.Michael Morpurgo
Strange questions are the more interesting ones. Children by and large don't try to trip you up... they want to find out how you do this funny thing that you do... if they've loved a story they love to know how it started.Michael Morpurgo
War continues to divide people, to change them forever, and I write about it both because I want people to understand the absolute futility of war, the 'pity of war' as Wilfred Owen called it.Michael Morpurgo
When children are very young, you read them books that are positive to help them go to sleep. But there comes a moment when they begin to understand the difficulties of the world. They know there are problems and the books they read should reflect that, not gloss over them.Michael Morpurgo
Wherever my story takes me, however dark and difficult the theme, there is always some hope and redemption, not because readers like happy endings, but because I am an optimist at heart. I know the sun will rise in the morning, that there is a light at the end of every tunnel.Michael Morpurgo
F.A.Q. about Michael Morpurgo
When is his birthday?
Michael Morpurgo's birthday is on October 5, 1943.
In how many days is his birthday?
Michael's birthday is in 308 days
How old is he?
He is 78 years old.
Where is Michael from?
He was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, UK.
Michael Morpurgo's Popularity
Michael Morpurgo is a famous British children's writer, who was born on October 5, 1943. As a person born on this date, Michael Morpurgo is listed in our database as the 47th most popular celebrity for the day (October 5) and the 60th most popular for the year (1943).
People born on October 5 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Michael Morpurgo is the 1256th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Michael Morpurgo's birthday, Michael Morpurgo is the 206th most famous British.
In general, Michael Morpurgo ranks as the 13981st most popular famous person, and the 218th most popular author / writer / novelist / playwright of all time. “The Famous Birthdays” catalogs over 40,000 famous people, everyone, from actors to actresses to singers to tiktok stars, from serial killers to chefs to scientists to youtubers and more. If you're curious to see who was born on your birthday, you can use our database to find out who, what, where, when and why. You can search by birthday, birthplace, claim to fame or any other information by typing in the search box, or simply browse our site by selecting the month, the day, the horoscope, or any other clickable option.
Learn about famous persons' keys to fame, discover interesting trivia and find out where they rank on several types of charts. Use it as fun information for a birthday party or a game at another type of celebration. Start a scrapbook of everyone born on your birthday or give a gift of a scrapbook of everyone born on a loved one's birthday. Take a look at the currently trending celebrities, the most popular birthdays for a specific day or jump to a random or recently added celebrity's page if you're not looking for anything specific.