Michael Morpurgo The Giant's Necklace


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A tense and thrilling ghost story that revisits Cornwall's industrial past. Short-storytelling at its very best, from the UK's most beloved writer for children, the internationally acclaimed author of War Horse.

It all began with a necklace, made of glistening pink cowrie shells. A long, long necklace that had taken Cherry days - weeks - of careful, painstaking work. It was nearly complete, and Cherry was determined it would be the longest necklace she had ever made; that it would be fit for a giant! But the end of the holidays had arrived. "You've only got today, Cherry," said her mother. "Just today, that's all." Cherry didn't mind, a day would be enough - she only needed a few more shells. So, amidst the taunts of her older brothers, she set out to search for them. Then the clouds grew dark and the waves grew large, and as the storm blew in, Cherry realized, to her horror, that she was cut off from the shore. From then on, events began to take a decidedly dark turn. One from which there was no turning back...

About the Author

Sir Michael Morpurgo is one of the greatest storytellers for children writing today and has written more than one hundred books, the most famous of which, War Horse, has been adapted for stage and screen to internatonal acclaim. He has won numerous major literary awards, including the Nestle Children's Book Prize and the Whitbread Children's Book Award, and was Children's Laureate 2003-2005.

In 2006 he was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to literature, and in 2018 he was made a Knight Bachelor. Michael now lives on a farm in Devon, and describes himself as "oldish, married with three children, and a grandfather six times over."

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'Beautifully presented with stunning illustrations and delicious glossy pages, this is a treat for the senses.'
- Read Plus

'Now in paperback, a stunningly illustrated edition of his Cornish ghost story.'
- The Bookseller

'It blew me away and I had to go back and read the book through again. That's no hardship though - the writing is wonderfully clear and very accessible. [...] Briony May Smith's illustrations not only support the story - they add to it, particularly at the points when Cherry is frightened.'
- thebookbag.co.uk


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