Fox and the Ghost King
Michael Morpurgo, Read by Jot Davies

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Narrated By: Jot Davies

Duration: 45 minutes

What to expect

A delightful tale of victory against all odds from master storyteller, Michael Morpurgo.

“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…?

Genre

Children's / Teenage: Nature & animal stories, Children's / Teenage: Sporting stories

Listen to a sample

‘Michael Morpurgo has an impeccable track record in bringing historical events to life’ The Daily Mail

“This sweet story weaves Michael Morpurgo's effortless storytelling with ancient and very recent history.” Booktrust

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