Escape from Shangri-La

Michael Morpurgo


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(2006) A gripping and heartfelt war story from Britain s best-loved children s author, Michael Morpurgo.

Turned away by his own son, Cessie s long-lost grandfather finds himself in the place he fears most a nursing home called Shangri-La. Only Cessie loves him and is determined to help him escape and unravel the truth of his past. A past that comes to him only in glimpses a lifeboat, a tin of condensed milk, a terrifying night on the beaches of Dunkirk in World War II . . .

Former Children s Laureate and award-winning author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo, demonstrates why he is considered to be the master story teller with this tale of strife and loss in World War II.