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A Medal for Leroy

DirectorsA Medal for Leroy
by Michael Morpurgo

So far we have received 34 reviews of A Medal for Leroy. You can read them below.

Jasmine from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

A Medal For Leroy is one of the best books I've ever read. It's
about a boy who discovers the past about his family and tells
the story to future generations. I thought that it was quite a
sad book because it was set in WW1 and WW2 and it's about loss
and unfairness. I would recommend this book to secondary school
children because not everyone will understand the book. My
favourite character is Micheal because he is interested in his
family's past and future. Once I started reading this book I
couldn't put it down because it is really good and interesting.
I liked it when the ordinary men turned out to be brave heroes.
I gave this book a 10/10 because I really enjoy Michael
Morpurgo books and this has been my favourite so far.

Marks out of 10: 10

Patryk from Year 6, Montagu Academy:

I think its a good book. I gave it a 10 because its interesting
and really creative. My favourite character is Michel and his
Aunt Snowdrop. So far Michel's aunt wrote, before her death, a
dairy what tells about her early life in the World War 2. If
you read it you will found out really interesting years of Aunt
Snowdrop.

Marks out of 10: 10

Patryk from Year 6, Montagu Academy:

I want to add something to this website. I want to say that
this book is wonderful and I enjoy reading it. it is set in
the World War 1 and 2. I hope my next book The Victory dogs
will be a bit similar.

Marks out of 10: 10

Jacob from Year 5, Hexthorpe Primary School:

At the beginning it is a slow start but as it goes on it gets
better. It has all the features a great book needs. It has
love, loss and action. You may find that it tells the story of
the author but it dosen't. Anyway, it tells the story of a boy
growing up after the war and he dosen't know hardly anithing
about his father. However, as his auntie Martha is in hospital
his past revels itself. This book is a great read... I highly
recomend it.

Marks out of 10: 10

BLAKE from Year 5, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

I think the book was sad but fasanating black comedy i hope
theres a film by blake and Isabelle

Marks out of 10: 9

Alex from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

I love Michael Morpurgo so i was really excited to find out
that one of his books was on the DBA! I only gave it 8 out of
10 because i have read 7 of his books before hand and this was
the only one where i showed no real emotion! I never cried or
laughed! Despite saying this, it was a really good book! I
would recomened this book but this would not be at the top of
my list of Best Reads Of 2013/2014!

Marks out of 10: 8

morgan from Year 5, Hexthorpe Primary School:

My heart was pounding and it was emotional and sad. The people
are Leroy , Leroy's dad and Leroy's dog if I really recommend
to read it .

READ IT !

Marks out of 10: 10

Summer from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

A great book! Would read this book again. Would definetely
recommend to all my friends and family! The best part of the
book to me was how Auntie Snowdrop wrote a letter to Michael
and explained that she was actually his Grandma and who his
Grandad (Leroy) and his Father (Roy) was.
The worst part of the book to me was I wish it was longer and
told us is if Auntie Mary had died or not and how. I still love
the book though!

Marks out of 10: 9

Casey from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is about a boy called Michael. his dad was in the
army and he died and Michael has found his father's medals. I
really liked this book it is heartwarming and reaches out to
you.

Marks out of 10: 8

Charlotte from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

I liked the book because it was intresting and fun.But the bit
i liked best was when I found out that he didnt know who his
father. Because he got lost in war when he was a RAF pilot.
I would recomend this book to others therefore i give this book
a 10 out of 10 :):)

Marks out of 10: 10

Harry from Year 5, Balby Central Primary:

I really enjoyed this book. My favourite part was when the
letter fell out of the picture frame and I got to learn about
their family secrets. I would be very proud of them if they
were in my family. I would definitely recommend this book to my
friends because they like books like this one.

Marks out of 10: 9

Owen from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is about a boy called Michael and as the story goes
along, it all starts to unravel into two stories. I liked this
book because the prologue and the end linked together so you
found out more information about the prologue. My favourite
character was Auntie Snowdrop because she was really nice and
kind to Michael. I would recommend this book to anyone who
likes a mystery about the past.

Marks out of 10: 9

hollie from Year 5, Balby Central Primary:

i like Leroy because he was a helpful dog. I also like the way
they set the scene.

Marks out of 10: 6

Emily from Year 6, Saltersgate Junior School:

A Medal For Leroy is a wonderful book! It's the brilliant story
of Micheal's and her Auntie Snowdrop.
When Auntie Snowdrop dies she leaves behind a diary for
Micheal. He finds out who his Grandma is. Auntie Snowdrop.
I think its the best book ever!

Marks out of 10: 10

Erin from Year 6, St Peter's Catholic Primary School:

A Medal For Leroy was a very moving and touching book. It was a
little complicated in places but at the end, it all came
together. It was quite a sad book and even the toughest of
people would have found it hard to shed a tear. That is one of
the reasons I rated it as a 10- it was full of mystery and hope
and it was surprising to see how Mary gave up her son.

Marks out of 10: 10

Grace from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

This book was a very enjoyable read, which had an engaging
story line.

My favorite character was Auntie Pish, due to her mysterious
character, whom we don't know much about.
This isnt the best book ive read, however, it is still a good
book.

Marks out of 10: 9

Rashmi from Year 5, Hexthorpe Primary School:

It's a sad and creative story i'd really recommend it to
another person. My favourite characters are auntie Snowdrop and
Leroy. This is just the blurb. My heart was pounding .I knew
even as I began to read-and I have no idea how I new-that my
life would be changed forever,that after i read this id never
be the same person again... Do you know what I mean now.

Anyway thx for reading

Rashmi
xxxxxx

Marks out of 10: 10

from Year 6, Balby Central Primary:

A medal for leroy is an emosional story with the french mother
helps her son.

Marks out of 10: 10

Daniel from Year 6, Balby Central Primary:

I did not really like this book, those books are not my type,
Michells mother didnt tell him about her husband, his farther
basically, Michell wanted to fing out more about his farther
and at the end he did, not my type I say but intresting.

Marks out of 10: 5

Ella from Year 6, Hayfield Lane Primary School:

This book is good because it helps you under stand what things
were like when there was a war or something bad going off.
Iwould recomend this book to my friend Jak, he is reading it
right now and has nearley fineshed it . I would give this a
9/10 because it was`nt as good as the other books(Sorry
Michael Morpurgo I still like all your other books).

Marks out of 10: 9

Bethany from Year 6, Hayfield Lane Primary School:

If you`re a fan of Michael Morpurgo, you`ll love this book
because he is the author of this book!!! This is a MUST read
for everyone! It`s about a boy named Michael who doesn`t
remember his father. He was an RAF pilot lost in the war, but
that`s all Michael knows because his mother won`t talk about
him. But when his aunt Snowdrop gives him a medal and a faded
photograph, a story starts to be told. Personally, I would
recommend this to 8year olds and over. I`d give this a rating
of 10 out of 10!

Marks out of 10: 10

Dennis from Year 6, Saltersgate Junior School:

Absolutely loved it! Partly because I love history but as well
as that I loved the story line.The only thing I didn't like was
when Michael found out that his mum and his aunties had lied to
him about his dad's death.





by Dennis Lord

Marks out of 10: 9

Daisey from Year 9, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This is a amazing heart warming book and I wouldn't have
expected any more from Michael Morpurgo . The basis of the
story is about a boy whose mother won't tell him about the past
- mostly because nobody except the aunties know it, but when
the aunties fall ill he may never find out who his father was.
Its very well written as always . My fav character is the
grandaughter because Leroy sacrificed himself for nothing not
even a medal and she tried to help by getting him one and it
might have worked or it might not have, I don't want to ruin it
for you. Its a great book and i would recommend it to y7s and
above because I think you have to be mature to understand it
all ! 9/10

Marks out of 10: 9

Jessica from Year 6, Balby Central Primary:

i enjoyed this book very much. it really did touch my heart. i
also went on to read michael morpurgo, shadow and i hope to
read even more.

Marks out of 10: 9

Rowan from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

A Medal for Leroy is about a family which has a lot of secrets
but are kept hidden until one of the aunties called Martha dies
.Before she died she had told the other auntie to give a
present to young Michael whose father died when he was born.
When Michael receives the present it is just a picture of his
father. Jasper the dog Martha named breaks the portrait and
Michael finds a diary of Martha's ,and was written for him
before she had died. The diary had all the secrets which was
not known but was revealed at the end . As he told his mother
she was really surprised at the thought of Martha not telling
Leroy that he was her child .But at the end of the diary it had
said that she really did want to tell him .

This book was alright, not Ii didn't particularly enjoy it but
I wanted a change. I will give the book a 10/10 on the writing
style use of words, the story line 8/10 as it lacked some
certain things form me which makes me enjoy the book.
Overall if you like history books and the woods of Michael
Morpurgo, read this book you will enjoy it.

Marks out of 10: 8

Daisey from Year 9, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This is a amazing book. It is a book about a boy's journey to
find out who his father is and why his mum won't talk about him
. How can his mother tell him abouthi father when she doesnt
know? My fav character is Jasper because he is there for him
always. This is obviously not the best book from Michel but it
is surely in the top 5. I would recomend this to over 10s you
have to be quite mature to understand some of the story . 8/10

Marks out of 10: 8

Marcus from Year 5, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is really good because he is telling you about the
war and how it was at the time. He is telling you about
himself. I have read the post script so I could tell it was
about him because in the last chapter he talked about him being
ninety and being with his grandaughter Charllote and when her
great great grandfather died in the war in Flanders Field in
Belgium.

Marks out of 10: 10

kirsty southwick from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

i would like to tell you my wonderful review on this fantastic
book of glory.But i must warm you it is quite a story of
sadness it is about a boy that is french and calls his mum
maman i would give it a 9 out of 10 result.

Marks out of 10: 10

Mia from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

I would have to say that I enjoyed this book most people said
they cried at it I didn't make me cry but it is really sad if
you are into all of this is the perfect book for you. I would
jive it a trufull 9 out of 10.

Marks out of 10: 9

sara from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

it is not my taiyp of book but it is ok

Marks out of 10: 6

sara from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

it is not my taiyp of book but it is ok

Marks out of 10: 6

sara from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

it is not my taiyp of book but it is ok

Marks out of 10: 6

Abby from Year 10, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

Just like Victory Dogs, A Medal For Leroy gives a spectacular
message about the war and how people helped one another when in
need, but it's main theme is of love and loss during this time.

A Medal For Leroy is about a boy who's father died in a war,
and who through the short story learns a lot about the family
he never knew, or never really knew the truth about.

The book is really, very short and hard to enjoy because within
an hour of starting you've finished the book, also it doesn't
really follow a strong story line, so maybe it would've been a
good story, but I didn't think it was.

Marks out of 10: 3

Leah from Year 6, Balby Central Primary:

I love Michael Morpurgo now he is a amzing writer he defiently
knows how to write. Near to the end it was so sad and I
couldn't help but cry

Marks out of 10: 10

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