Cool! by Michael MorpurgoOne day Robbie is hit by a car while running after his dog, Lucky. Unconscious, Robbie lies in hospital, unable to speak, move or eat. But he can hear; he is aware.
His friends and family try desperately to reach him – even Zola, his favourite Chelsea footballer, comes to see him. And still Robbie can’t ‘wake up’. Until one day, against hospital rules, Dad brings Lucky into the hospital. Can Lucky bring Robbie back to life?
10 Interesting Facts About Michael Morpurgo
Find out more about the life and works of Michael Morpurgo , former Children's Laureate and writer of over beloved books, including War Horse and Private Peaceful. Michael wouldn't see his biological father, actor Tony van Bridge, until many years later, because during the war, Michael's mother found a new partner: Jack Morpurgo. A divorce between Michael's parents soon followed and Tony van Bridge emigrated to Canada. On Christmas Eve in , Michael was watching a television adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations with his mother, Kippe Cammaerts, when she suddenly exclaimed that Michael's father was on the screen, playing Magwitch. Michael met his father in person a few years later and the two became very close. However, he hugely enjoyed rugby and singing, and continued these hobbies at his next boarding school in Canterbury.
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His work is noted for its "magical storytelling",  for recurring themes such as the triumph of an outsider or survival, for characters' relationships with nature, and for vivid settings such as the Cornish coast or World War I. Morpurgo became the third Children's Laureate , from to
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What next? I love this book too and am currently reading it as a class reader. The start is sad but I love it. In my opinion I think Micheal Morpurgo is a really good author and im going to see him in four weeks!! My favourite book by Michael Morpurgo is My Friend Walter, This website is really good to find facts on him and really interesting things. I love Cool! I love the film amd the book of war horse.