Review: Michael Morpugo Christmas Stories

Monday, December 16, 2013

I know that Michael Morpugo is a very well known author but I have never actually got round to reading any of his books. I was sent a copy of his new 'Christmas Stories' book. The book contains four short Christmas stories. The Goose is Getting Fat, The Best of Times, On Angel Wings and The Best Present in the World. The book is aimed at children aged 5+ but I have been reading it with Gracie as one of her latest bedtime stories.

The Goose is Getting Fat: – The latest of his christmas stories. Gertrude the goose is getting bigger by the day, and Charlie is proud to look after her. But as Christmas approaches, the thought of the grizzly fate awaiting her fills him with sadness. Can he save Gertrude from the Christmas dinner table?

The Best of Times: When the Prince and Princess marry, joy rings out across the land. But all too soon it fades away and a shadow hangs over the royal palace. As Christmas approaches, Prince Frederico must find a way to warm his new bride’s aching heart.

On Angel Wings: A singing of wings, a glorious light, and a sudden beacon of brightness? It can only mean – can it really? – a visit from the Angel Gabriel himself...

The Best Christmas Present in the World: A mysterious letter in a secret drawer brings one night in the Great War vividly to life. Writing home from the front, a soldier has an incredible story to tell.

This book reminds me of being a child and when I first remember the magic of losing myself in a story. I loved my big collections and treasuries which were full of short stories full of meaning and adventure. I can see both these qualities in this collection and definitely think it is a book that will be read year after year with both the kids. Our favourite in the book is 'The Goose Is Getting Fat' a lovely story with a truly magical ending!

The book is available to buy from amazon HERE.

We were sent the item featured free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

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