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Waiting For Anya by Michael Morpurgo

Waiting For Anya

Michael Morpurgo

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A gripping World War II adventure from War Horse author and former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo.

Jo did not stop until he’d shut the door behind him and even then his heart could not stop pounding in his ears.

Jo finds out that Jewish children are being smuggled away from the Nazis over the mountains near his village. All goes to plan until German soldiers start patrolling the mountains, and Jo realises the children are trapped. Jo’s slightest mistake could have devastating consequences …

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Fiction award

Waiting for Anya is a novel that takes children to the heart of a tumultuous period in history, providing a wider context for children who have studied the Holocaust and The Diary of Anne Frank.

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain’s best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.

Book Details:

Published: January 2024
ISBN: 9780008640781
Format: Paperback
Page extent: 192 Pages

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