The Fox and the Ghost King

  • by Michael Morpurgo
  • Narrated by Jot Davies
  • 0 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A delightful tale of victory against all odds from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo.
'Every fox in the whole town, in the whole country just about, is a football fan....and we all have an impossible dream.'
In a cosy den under a garden shed lives a family of foxes. They love to watch football - all foxes do. But their favourite team keeps losing and losing, and it seems like things will never look up. That is until Daddy Fox finds the ghost of a king buried underneath a car park. A king who wishes only to be free.
'Release me,' says the Ghost King, 'and I can do anything. Just tell me your greatest wish.'
For these football-loving foxes, might everything be about to change?

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What the Critics Say

Praise for Michael Morpurgo:
"Michael Morpurgo writes brilliantly about war and animals, conveying the big emotions without preaching." (Guardian)
"Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects." (Daily Telegraph)
"There are few children's writers as compelling as Michael Morpurgo." (Daily Express)
"Morpurgo, as always, is subtle and skilful, and incorporates social and moral issues into his writing without being self-righteous or detracting from the quality of the narrative." (Elizabeth Reilly, British Council)
"The former children's laureate has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers." (<>Guardian)

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Customer Reviews

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Beautiful Story

A fantastic short story. Myself and my daughter enjoyed every minute. So well written and up to date.
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- Tilly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-09-2016
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited