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Michael Morpurgo, a Member of the Order of the British Empire, is the author of over 100 children's books, including An Elephant in the Garden, Shadow, and A Medal for Leroy. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller War Horse, which debuted on Broadway and also became a film by Steven Spielberg.
"It is Morpurgo's finely woven tapestry of community, trust, endurance, and unconditional family love that keep the Lusitania best remembered." --Booklist, starred review "Morpurgo returns to the World War I of his much-lauded War Horse in a beautifully crafted, multivoiced novel about the sinking of the Lusitania, the strength of family bonds, the vicissitudes of memory, and the fear and bigotry of neighbors. . . . A poignant and life-affirming story from a master." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This is a superbly written, gripping novel of friendship, family, healing, and war . . . one of Morpurgo's best works to date." --School Library Journal, starred review "Morpurgo offers powerful descriptions of shipwrecks, mass drowning, and devastation, as well as healing and growth." --Publisher's Weekly "This is a very satisfying read with important and timeless lessons about community, family, tolerance, and courage. This is historical fiction at its best." --Children's Literature