Five of award-winning author Michael Morpurgo's best-loved stories, brought together in this beautiful gift collection. The perfect present for any child. A mini-library from a master storyteller.
'The Butterfly Lion' - Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus, and Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again!
'Cool!' - Robbie lies in a coma. He can hear, but he can't tell his family that he loves them, that he's going to be OK. Everyone comes to visit Robbie - even the famous Chelsea footballer, Zola. Will they ever be able to bring him back?
'Dear Olly' - As Olly waits for her brother Matt's letters, she watches the swallows preparing to leave for the winter. Matt sees the children in the African orphanage and knows he made the right decision to come, but he could never have dreamt what would happen to him there!
'Toro! Toro!' - Antonito lives an idyllic life on his parents' bull farm in Spain. But the idyll is shattered when he realises that his beloved bull calf, Paco, is destined for the bloody struggle of the bull ring. What can he do?
'Private Peaceful' - Young Thomas Peaceful looks back over his childhood memories from the battlefields of the First World War. But the clock is ticking, and every moment Tommo spends remembering, means another moment closer to something that will change his life for ever.