We are huge fans of Michael Morpugo at home; we are a family of four with two adults and two kids (9 and 14y old) and as a routine, we listen to audio books in the car. Listening to Morpugo's large collection of stories in audio books is always a great choice where we can all agree. I don't think there is a single book by Morpugo that we haven't liked so when I saw this Christmas book, I ordered it without further thinking.
What a huge disappointment! Most of the stories seem rushed, unfinished or simply unattractive. I think this book takes advantage of the magnet attraction of Morpugo and the special Christmas feeling and the result is a complete disaster.
Some of the illustrations are not bad but as a whole not even the illustrations make the book attractive enough.
I wouldn't recommend this book at all; it is not so much a waste of money as it is a waste of some great expectations that were never fulfilled. We feel a bit cheated.
We'll continue to read and enjoy Michael Morpugo since he is our favourite family author only second to Roah Dahl. We won't let this book put us off such great writer!
Michael Morpurgo Christmas Stories: An Irresistible Christmas Gift Collection from the Master Storyteller (英語) ハードカバー – 2012/11/1
Michael Morpurgo is a former Children's Laureate and one of the most successful children's authors in the UK. Michael has written more than forty books, includingThe Butterfly Lion, Kensuke's Kingdom, Shadow, and War Horse.
A book to keep and pass down through the years, I'm sure2013年12月20日に英国でレビュー済み
I feel compelled to keep reading Michael Morpurgo's books! And this is a good part of what Christmas is about-spending some time thinking about what it means, tucked up in a warm bed with your hot water bottle and your kid/s, sharing Christmas stories whilst they're soaking them up like little sponges. I love the angels story. I can't wait to read this book with my boy. I'm just so glad he's shared his talent with us. Ta Mr Morpurgo!!
Thank you Simon Mayo2012年12月30日に英国でレビュー済み
Obviously slow off the mark, I wasn't familiar with Michael Morpurgo until I heard him on the Mayo show on R2. I liked what I heard and decided to buy this collection for my six year old son. I gave it to him a few weeks prior to Christmas to get the full effect of the seasonal stories. It turns out that although Christmas centric, they will appeal all year and to all ages. All the stories are well paced and all have subtle, thought provoking issues. Looking forward to building our Morpurgo collection.
Christmas present for Grand-daughter2013年4月16日に英国でレビュー済み
I had never read this and it sounded wonderful, so bought it for my grand-daughter [age 6] last Christmas. Brilliant stories and she [and I!] loved it. I expect we will bring it out again this Christmas and enjoy it even more.