An Eagle in the Snow



“An Eagle in the Snow” by Michael Morpurgo transports readers to wartime Britain. During a 1940 train journey, Barney and his mother encounter a stranger with a haunting tale from WWI, revealing a moment that could’ve changed history. This gripping narrative explores fate, choices, and the repercussions of decisions. Suitable for ages 10+.

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Number of pages: 267

Published: 14 September 2023

SKU: 9780008638573 Categories: ,



“An Eagle in the Snow” is yet another testament to Michael Morpurgo’s profound ability to weave history with fiction, presenting tales that captivate both children and adults alike. This gripping novel takes readers on a journey through the tunnels of wartime Britain and the choices that can change the course of history.


The story is set in 1940, within the confines of a train journey through England. Amidst the whirlwind of World War II, Barney and his mother find themselves on this train, seeking refuge from the air raids in London. It is in this unlikely setting that they meet a mysterious stranger, who recounts a riveting tale that intertwines with the most notorious figures of the war.

The stranger, bound by the heavy weight of his past, shares a tale of friendship, honor, and regret. He tells of his experiences in the trenches of World War I, his unexpected encounter with Adolf Hitler, and a split-second decision that might have changed the world as we know it. Through his tale, Morpurgo deftly unravels themes of morality, the impact of our choices, and the intricate tapestry of fate.


  • A captivating historical fiction suitable for readers aged 10 and up.
  • Beautifully penned by former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo.
  • Engages with significant historical events, making it an excellent educational read.
  • Meticulously researched, offering a fresh perspective on world events.

Why You Should Read “An Eagle in the Snow”:

Michael Morpurgo’s storytelling prowess shines brilliantly in this novel. “An Eagle in the Snow” is more than just a tale from the past—it challenges readers to reflect on their judgments, decisions, and the vast ripple effects they can have. Dive into this book and find yourself engrossed in a story that is both poignant and thought-provoking, a tale that lingers long after the last page is turned.

Additional information

Weight 240 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 cm