Michael Morpurgo
 

Michael Morpurgo OBE is the former Children's Laureate and best-selling author of over 130 books for children, including Private Peaceful, Kensuke's Kingdom, The Butterfly Lion, and War Horse, which first performed at the National Theatre in 2007. Michael, and his wife, Clare, started the charity Farms for City Children, which runs three farms around the country, each offering children and teachers from urban primary schools the chance to live and work in the countryside for a week. www.michaelmorpurgo.com