The Fox And The Ghost King
Posted by The KRiB • June 22, 2017 Rate this Book Loading...
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A delightful tale of victory against all odds from master storyteller, Michael Morpurgo, lavishly illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Every fox in the whole town, in the whole country just about, is a football fan…And we all have an impossible dream. In a cosy den under a garden shed lives a family of foxes. They love to watch football – all foxes do. But their favourite team keeps losing and losing, and it seems like things will never look up. That is, until Daddy Fox finds the ghost of a king, buried underneath a car park. A king who wishes only to be free. Release me, says the Ghost King, and I can do anything. Just tell me your greatest wish. For these football-loving foxes, might everything be about to change…?
Inspired by Leicester City’s historic premiership win, The Fox and the Ghost King was first created for BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and tells of how a fox’s discovery of the body of Richard III changes the fate of his favourite team. Michael Morpurgo has now grown the original story, creating a beautiful fable of an underdog win and the love between a father and son. This book will delight fans young and old alike and sits perfectly in the canon of classic animals fables created by Michael Morpurgo.