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A Medal for Leroy

A Medal for Leroy - Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman " And I think it's true that many of us certainly me, are fascinated to discover more about the lives of our parents and grandparents and even out great-grandparents, because like it or not, they make us who we are"

Michael Morpurgo award winning British children's writer and author of [b:War Horse|792161|War Horse (War Horse, #1)|Michael Morpurgo|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1360677423s/792161.jpg|1575365][bc:War Horse|792161|War Horse (War Horse, #1)|Michael Morpurgo|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1360677423s/792161.jpg|1575365] and. [b:Private Peaceful|1048645|Private Peaceful|Michael Morpurgo|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1328868065s/1048645.jpg|2454980] [bc:Private Peaceful|1048645|Private Peaceful|Michael Morpurgo|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1328868065s/1048645.jpg|2454980]
tells a fitionized story inspired by the true stroy of Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British Army.

I read this book for pure nostalgia as this was one of my son's favourite writers as a child. I have so many fond memories of browsing bookshop shelves with my son for the latest Morpurgo novels to take home and read together. A writer that brings history and people to life and who ensures the past will not be forgotten by the younger generation. A writer that doesn't sugar coat the facts when it comes to war and its injustices for his young audiences and yet manages to reveal just enough information appropriate for the age group he is writing for.

I enjoyed this multilayered historical tale of identity, family secrets, courage and of course mans's best friend. Slim in volume but large on impact, a medal for Leroy is a beautiful story that both children and adults may find worth reading.