Coming Home by Michael Morpurgo and Kerry Hyndman

Coming Home is a stylish winter by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Kerry Hyndman and published by David Fickling Books.


Winter is coming and for one solitary robin it’s time to make the journey home and back to his partner. Following his heart and the line of the river he sets off on a long and eventful trip. It’s a treacherous flight as he dodges rain storms, predators and wild seas, but this little robin also finds friendship and kindness to help him on his way.


A lyrical story full of rich, descriptive language and infectious rhythm. Morpurgo writes beautifully about this fascinating aspect of bird life, humanising the robins with style.

Powerful illustrations in bold colours showcase the dramatic scenery perfectly as the robin flies across changing landscapes.


A wonderful story, perfect for sharing in the run up to Christmas.

Buy Coming Home from Scholastic.

For more gift ideas and book recommendations for children of all ages head over to the Scholastic Christmas shop where you’ll find over 600 titles at a discounted price. What’s more, when you buy books through Scholastic you will be supporting literacy in schools; for every order over £10 they give a percentage back to a school or nursery nominated by you.

#GiveABook Competition

It’s no surprise that we think books make the best presents and we’ve already bought a fair few to wrap up and gift this year. Is there a children’s book that you think makes the perfect present? Share your ideas with Scholastic on social media using the #GiveABook hashtag and you could win £50 worth of books for a school or nursery of your choice getting more books to more children this Christmas. The competition closes at midnight on the 15th of December.

Disclaimer – we were sent a copy of Coming Home for review and to promote the Scholastic Christmas shop and #GiveABook competition. This post contains affiliate links that won’t change the way you shop but might make us a little bit of money… that we will probably spend on more books.

10 thoughts on “Coming Home by Michael Morpurgo and Kerry Hyndman

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  1. Ooh I saw this one in the Scholastic catalogue that my daughter brought home from school, think I’m going to order it now! We’re just discovering Michael Morpurgo so it will be good to read more by him. #readwithme


  2. This looks lovely! It looks like a slightly more grown up picture book. I must admit (controversial I know!) we’ve never really got on with Michael Mopurgo in our house, even though we have tried several of his books.


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