Out of the Ashes

“This story is not a story at all. It all happened.”

In March 2001, Becky Morley’s idyllic world changes forever. Foot-and-mouth disease breaks out on a farm, hundreds of miles away from Becky’s home in rural Devon. Soon, the nightmare is just a few fields away. As local sheep are infected and whole flocks are destroyed, the carcasses of once-loved animals are left burning on terrible pyres. Will the Morleys be next? Will their pedigree dairy herd, the sows with their piglets and Becky’s hand-reared lamb survive? Or will they all be slaughtered too? The waiting and hoping is the most agonizing experience of Becky’s life…

A powerful and moving fictional account of true events, by one of the most acclaimed children’s writers of our time.

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    Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.

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    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

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