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Michael Morpurgo
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Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire
Born on 5th of October 1943

Born 1943 - English children's writer.

Studied at King’s College, London. Began career as primary school teacher. Written more than 60 books for children including The Wreck of the Zanzibar (1995 – Whitbread award), The Butterfly Lion (1966- Smarties prize) and Black Queen (2000).

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http://www.michaelmorpurgo.org/ Official web site

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