Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
Travelling to the West Bank to witness how life is for Palestinians and Jews living in the shadow of a dividing wall, journalist Max strikes up a friendship with a Palestinian boy, Said. As Max is welcomed as a guest, he learns of the terrible events in the family's past and begins to understand why Said no longer speaks.
Michael Morpurgo, the 2003-2005 Children's Laureate, is widely recognized as a master storyteller, and has won numerous awards for his work, including the Smarties Book Prize, the Writer's Guild Award and the Children's Book Award (for The Wreck of the Zanzibar). Michael lives in Devon. Laura Carlin is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and the award-winning illustrator of Sonya Hartnett's The Silver Donkey.