Sat 06 Nov 2021

Michael Morpurgo

Family + Stroud Book Festival
Michael Morpurgo
All my life I’ll think of you, I promise I will. I won’t ever forget you.

The author of more than 150 novels and the winner of many awards, Sir Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of his book, “The Butterfly Lion” – and the publication of a glorious new edition illustrated by Christian Birmingham – we are thrilled to welcome Michael to Stroud to talk about this extraordinary tale of friendship, loyalty and overcoming adversity in which Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. The two become inseparable until Bertie is sent away to school, and the lion is sold to a circus. Will they ever see each other again?

A family event for everyone from the age of 7 upwards.