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…?
About the author
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.
- ‘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.” BooktrustPraise 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