My Friend Walter is a charming and hilarious story of friendship between different eras from War Horse author and former Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo.
Living with a ghost can have its difficulties, I discovered, even if he is your friend. Remember Sir Walter Raleigh, who laid his cloak in a puddle so that Queen Elizabeth I could walk across? Well, Bess meets his ghost and finds out he’s an ancestor! How will Bess explain Sir Walter to her family? Especially when he breaks her brother’s fishing rod, steals a horse and smokes cigars in her room!
Michael Morpurgo, demonstrates why he is considered to be the master story teller with a uniquely funny take on spirits from the other side. Not just your average ghost story. Look out for Michael's other ghostly stories The Ghost of Grania O'Malley and The White Horse of Zennor.
Michael is the master storyteller behind An Eagle in the Snow, Listen to the Moon, Private Peaceful, and An Elephant in the Garden. Michael has written more than one hundred books for children and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children’s Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times.