Revered storyteller Michael Morpurgo remembers the post-war Britain of his childhood in this poignant tale of the physical and mental scars of war. Michael's grandpa's ship was torpedoed during WWII, leaving him with terrible burns. Michael was warned by his mother that he must not stare or ask questions, but as he grows older he learns the story behind the injuries and gets to know the real man behind the solemn figure from his childhood. Michael can see beyond the burns, and this gives him the power to begin healing some of the scars that have divided his family for so long. Accompanied by stylish screen print illustrations. Ages: 8+.