With the help of booksellers and librarians from around the world, we’ve created this collection of 200 iconic HarperCollins titles—beloved books that have inspired, informed, entertained, and endured.
Whether they are prizewinners, runaway bestsellers, groundbreaking nonfiction, or simply a favorite novel, these books have all had a singular influence on our literary culture.
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The Butterfly Lion
One of the UK’s best-loved children’s authors, and Children’s Laureate from 2003 through 2005, Michael Morpurgo was signed by HarperCollins in 1994, and his books have sold more than 35 million copies worldwide. The Butterfly Lion, a lyrical and heartfelt tale of friendship, won the 1996 Nestlé Smarties Book Prize.
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