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Billy's kid - he's eighty today. He's enjoying watching the boys in the park kck a football around and this afteron he'll be cheering on his team, Chelsea, as he has done all his life. In 1939 Billy was picked for Chelsea. Not quite nineteen, and his dreams had come true: 'Billy! Billy the Kid!' they shouted as he scored goal after goal. Surely life could get better. But in 1939 too, the Second World War began and Billy's life was never to be the same again. Through the story of 'Billy the Kid', Michael Morpurgo reaches across the generations and with Michael Foreman's stalgically vivid illustrations, creates a life with a past that will be moving and inspiring for young and old alike
Michael Foreman's numerous books for children have earned him widespread recognition as one of the world's leading illustrators. He has regularly collaborated with Terry Jones, Michael Morpurgo and others while several of his own books are also considered modern classics. Titles include War Boy, War Game, Terry Jones's Erik the Viking and Animal Tales, Michael Morpurgo's Farm Boy and many more.