Michael Morpurgo's robin finds his way home for Christmas

Be strong my wings
beat fast
beat on.
think only of her
heavy my wings
and heavy my heart
will I ever see my home again?
lift me, lift me!
— The Robin in 'Coming Home'

Michael Morpurgo's latest Christmas offering Coming Home is about a delightful robin whose fortitude and determination carry him home to his love - it's a charming reminder of the universal pull of home, whether metaphorical or physical.

It's a short story in book form, and "For every book produced, a donation of 50p is made to Crisis, the national [UK] charity for homeless people, helping to tackle loneliness, isolation and bringing people together at Christmas." 

We hope you enjoy the video -  it's a lovely one to watch solo or to share - and the book would be great to take from the shelf for Christmases to come. You can buy it here or via Book Depository.

P.S. Left-hand typing is hard :)