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The Resource Half a man, Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by Gemma O'Callaghan

Half a man, Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by Gemma O'Callaghan

Label
Half a man
Title
Half a man
Statement of responsibility
Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by Gemma O'Callaghan
Title variation
Half a man
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From a young age, Michael was both fascinated by and afraid of his grandfather. Grandpa's ship was torpedoed during the Second World War, leaving him with terrible burns. Every time he came to stay, Michael was warned by his mother that he must not stare, he must not make too much noise, he must not ask Grandpa any questions about his past. As he grows older, Michael stays with his grandfather during the summer holidays, and as he finally learns the story behind Grandpa's injuries, he gets to know the real man behind the solemn figure from his childhood. Michael can see beyond the burns, and this gives him the power to begin healing some of the scars that have divided his family for so long
Summary
Follows the experiences of a young man who after years of being told not to ask his World War II veteran grandfather about his injuries learns how his grandfather survived a torpedo attack on his ship
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2016.
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10396200
Cataloging source
BT
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Morpurgo, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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770
Literary form
fiction
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  • 3
  • 12
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O'Callaghan, Gemma
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True
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  • Veterans
  • Grandparent and child
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Half a man, Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by Gemma O'Callaghan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in 2005
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053423469
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
55 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781406351330
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
Half a man, Michael Morpurgo ; illustrated by Gemma O'Callaghan
Publication
Note
First published in 2005
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053423469
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
55 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781406351330
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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