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Michael Morpurgo's true life tale

Michael Morpurgo is a best-selling children's author who's written more than a hundred books. One of his classics, War Horse, has been turned in to a hugely successful play now showing in London's West End.

His new book, Running Wild, is a jungle adventure inspired by a true story of the Boxing Day Tsunami. 'Epic adventure' set in Indonesia with elephants, tigers and orangutans - and a plea for the natural habitats and creatures of the world under threat.

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