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Farm Boy

Michael Morpurgo

Narrator Michael Morpurgo, Derek Jacobi

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

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Summary

Read by Derek Jacobi and Michael Morpurgo 
Set on a farm in rural Devon, this is a collection of Grandpa’s reminiscences and stories as told to his grandson. Grandpa’s nature and his touching relationship with the boy is evoked superbly by Michael Morpurgo’s writing. 
This two-voice read brings the characters to life as the story of Grandpa’s ‘shame’ (the fact that he cannot read and write) unfolds. 
Derek Jacobi is sensitive and compelling in the role of Grandpa, inspiring a true sense of achievement and triumph as he finally tells his own story in his own words. 
In this award-winning children's fiction, Morpurgo, the Sunday Times bestselling author, beautifully captures the multigenerational bond between a boy and his grandfather. The story, set on a rural ranch, is a testament to the power of family and the importance of overcoming personal obstacles. 
For fans of Katherine Rundell (Rooftoppers), Philip Pullman (The Secret Commonwealth), Michelle Magorian (Goodnight Mister Tom), Dick King-Smith (Martin's Mice), and Louis Sachar (Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger).
Duration: about 1 hour (01:05:47)
Publishing date: 2010-10-04; Unabridged; Copyright Year: — Copyright Statment: —