Little Albatross Kindle Á Paperback

Little Albatross Kindle Á Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 32 pages
  • Little Albatross
  • Michael Morpurgo
  • English
  • 06 August 2019
  • 0552546984

Little Albatross✮ Little Albatross Books ✰ Author Michael Morpurgo – Essayreview.co.uk The last snows of winter are melting away and Little Albatross sits snug in the warmth of Mother Albatross feathers He grows bigger and stronger, until one day Mother and Father Albatross go fishing t The last snows of winter are melting away and Little Albatross sits snug in the warmth of Mother Albatross feathers He grows bigger and stronger, until one day Mother and Father Albatross go fishing together, leaving Little Albatross alone for the first time Will they return in time to save him from the killer bird who is watching and waiting.


About the Author: Michael Morpurgo

Sir Michael Andrew Morpurgo, OBE, FRSL is the author of many books for children, five of which have been made into films He also writes his own screenplays and libretti for opera Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in , he was evacuated to Cumberland during the last years of the Second World War, then returned to London, moving later to Essex After a brief and unsuccessful spell in the army, he took up teaching and started to write He left teaching after ten years in order to set up Farms for City Children with his wife They have three farms in Devon, Wales and Gloucestershire, open to inner city school children who come to stay and work with the animals In this work was publicly recognised when he and his wife were invested a Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE for services to youth In , he was advanced to an Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature FRSL in He was knighted in the for his services to literature and charity He is also a father and grandfather, so children have always played a large part in his life Every year he and his family spend time in the Scilly Isles, the setting for three of his books.


10 thoughts on “Little Albatross

  1. says:

    Little Albatross is an intriguing tale of the perilous life of an albatross chick who lives with his parents on a cliff top overlooking the sea When his parents consider him big and strong enough, they leave him and go out in search of food None of them realised that a killer bird was watching and waiting for just such a moment, and none of them had imagined the danger that awaited Mother and Father Albatross out at sea.This book is a cleverly compiled device that serves to inform young mind Little Albatross is an intriguing tale of the perilous life of an albatross chick who lives with his parents on a cliff top overlooking the sea When his parents consider him big and strong enough, they leave him and go out in search of food None of them realised that a killer bird was watching and waiting for just such a moment, and none of them had imagined the danger that awaited Mother and Father Albatross out at sea.This book is a cleverly compiled device that serves to inform young minds, and sensitise them to the harshness of the natural world and how human survival activity threatens the survival of other species Michael Morpurgo adopts the stance of educator entertainer to present this gripping story using consecutive, brief sentences and repetition to create impact and suspense His generous use of common adjectives, singly, as well as in twos or even fours e.g bigger, stronger, hungrier, noisier teases the imagination The child like repeated use of and e.g his wings were long and wide and wonderful both reflects and generates excitement Throughout the story, the themes of family, duty, shared responsibility and the fickle nature of life are inescapable Equally unmissable is the flair with which Morpurgo portrays pro conservation attitudes among trawler fishermen, thus challenging the contrary generalisation The Little Albatross is further enhanced by Michael Foreman s eye catching illustrations throughout The text occupies the smaller proportion of each page in comparison to the realistic illustrations, and is laid out in a variety of locations requiring the reader to engage with every page Little Albatross is a book of many virtues education, awareness raising and immense entertainment A truly breathtaking reading experience that culminates in delightful relief

  2. says:

    Yes it is a little implausible that everything works out so well, but it s a sweet little story, with a bit of dramatic tension Little Albatross is born a downy bundle of fluff, dependent on his parents for food and safety As he grows they leave him on his own, but the killer bird draws closer Will his parents return home in time to save Little Albatross A story with the message that you can trust your parents will return, for the younger set Some environmental messages for the somewhat old Yes it is a little implausible that everything works out so well, but it s a sweet little story, with a bit of dramatic tension Little Albatross is born a downy bundle of fluff, dependent on his parents for food and safety As he grows they leave him on his own, but the killer bird draws closer Will his parents return home in time to save Little Albatross A story with the message that you can trust your parents will return, for the younger set Some environmental messages for the somewhat older reader Beautifully illustrated in chilly colours

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