‘Lucky Button’ by Michael Morpurgo

The former Children’s Laureate’s new book was published on 2/11/17 and is for age 9+.

‘Lucky Button’ is a time slip story that interweaves the lives of two boys: Jonah and Nathaniel.  Struggling with his own complications, Jonah meets the now grown-up ghost of Nathaniel – a Foundling child from the time of Handel (18th century).

Nathaniel tells Jonah about the role a lucky button played in his life – helping Jonah to pick up the threads of his own life and find happiness. This is a moving historical story inspired by London’s Foundling Museum.  Illustrations are courtesy of Michael Foreman. You can download an extract from www.lovereading4kids.co.uk