When I was trying to decide what topic to talk about next in the Looking Back segment, there was a few things to choose from. Eventually I thought the best place to start would be the beginning of my love of books.
I have had several favourite authors over the years, however there is always one author that sticks out to me as my first favourite author. Michael Morpurgo. I fell in love with him after reading The Butterfly Lion and was only strengthened after reading Private Peaceful; Alone On The Wide, Wide Sea; Dear Olly and many more.
I just loved his writing and the stories that he told. The plots were always so interesting and honest for children’s books. I just remember always getting excited seeing that he had a new book out. It’s several years later and I still find myself sometimes re-reading Private Peaceful or even I Believe In Unicorns.
However I must admit, I have never read or seen War Horse. I was just always more interested in reading his other books, however I fully intend to read it and watch it when I get the chance. I was so happy when it got recognition as I like knowing that children and adults are still enjoying his work and get to experience his books (both new and old).
I still have his books and I even still have a PowerPoint presentation (which was also my first PowerPoint presentation) that I made about him for my Year Five English lesson. There are many other authors I loved growing up, but Michael Morpurgo was my first favourite author.
Who was your favourite author? Or who is it now?