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Friend or Foe

Written by Michael Morpurgo

Key Stage 3 Adventure Stories

LoveReading View on Friend or Foe

March 2010 Guest Editor Michael Foreman:

"Towards the end of WWII enemy prisoners of War were brought to our village to help bring in the harvest.  We boys played football with them, the enemy, during their break times.  Children face-to-face with the enemy is the theme of Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo.  I have been fortunate to have worked with 'the other Michael' on more than twenty books.  As Friend or Foe is not one of them, I feel I can recommend this as a classic Morpurgo - children centre stage - not in a fantasy, but in a huge real life drama."

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Friend or Foe Synopsis

Evacuated from London, David and Tucky feel like the war is a long way away from their new life in the countryside. Then one night, the distant crump of bombing brings the war back to them and shatters their new-found peace. When a German bomber crashes, the boys feel they should hate the airmen inside. But one of them saves David's life.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405233378
Publication date: 6th August 2007
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3
Topics: Adventure Stories

About Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo, began writing stories in the early '70's, in response to the children in his class at the primary school where he taught in Kent.  One of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers, Michael was appointed Children’s Laureate in 2003, a post he helped to set up with Ted Hughes in 1999. He was awarded an OBE in 2007 and a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours in 2018 for services to literature and charity. He has written over 150 books, including The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Why the Whales Came, The Mozart Question, ...

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