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Who's a Big Bully, Then?

Written by Michael Morpurgo

Illustrated by Joanna Carey

Key Stage 2 General Fiction

LoveReading View on Who's a Big Bully, Then?

How do see off the school bully? Sick of being picked on and called ‘chicken’ the narrator of this story thinks up a dare to show up Darren Bishop, the school bully. A farm boy himself he is quite at home with the big bully Olly and he dares Darren to come up close too. When Darren Bishop flees from the field his bullying days are over but there’s a twist in the tale…Is anyone really safe from the bully? A gripping story with a surprising ending.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

Who's a Big Bully, Then? Synopsis

Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+. A boy, a bully and a serious case of mistaken identity from much-loved author Michael Morpurgo. School bully, Darren Bishop, is furious after he is out paced in the school race by that 'little git' - and he can't have that now, can he? So when the 'little git' challenges Darren to a battle of courage, he thinks he can't lose and can't wait to show him who's boss.

See who turns out to be the chicken in this satisfying tale. Particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Who's a Big Bully, Then? Press Reviews

'This book takes an innovative approach to raising the subject of bullying for young people.' Youth in Mind

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781127520
Publication date: 15th August 2012
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Illustrator: Joanna Carey
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Bullying / Violence / Abuse, General Fiction

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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