Cool as a Cucumber
Michael Morpurgo, Read by Cassandra Harwood

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Narrated By: Cassandra Harwood

Duration: 13 minutes

What to expect

A wonderful story written by the master storyteller Michael Morpurgo. Read by Cassandra Harwood.

Cool as a Cucumber is a delightful story about a boy called Peter, who at first seems a little reluctant to help dig up a garden patch for his school project to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. He then starts to dig up some interesting things – a huge worm, a big beetle, bits of china, an old coin and what looks like a giant cucumber, but turns out to be something a lot more exciting!

Genre

Children's picture books

Listen to a sample

Praise for Michael Morpurgo:
“Michael Morpurgo writes brilliantly about war and animals, conveying the big emotions without preaching.” Guardian

“Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects.” Daily Telegraph

“There are few children’s writers as compelling as Michael Morpurgo.” Daily Express

“Morpurgo, as always, is subtle and skilful, and incorporates social and moral issues into his writing without being self-righteous or detracting from the quality of the narrative”
Elizabeth Reilly, British Council

“The former children's laureate has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers.” Guardian