Kensuke's Kingdom is a true children's classic by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo, the creator of War Horse.
I heard the wind above me in the sails. I remember thinking, this is silly, you haven't got your safety harness on, you haven't got your lifejacket on. You shouldn't be doing this ... I was in the cold of the sea before I could even open my mouth to scream.
Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone ...
From the author of War Horse, Private Peaceful, An Eagle in the Snow, Listen to the Moon, and I Believe in Unicorns comes a stunning children's story - loved by kids, teachers and parents alike. One of the best books for children aged 10 and up. Michael Morpurgo has written more than one hundred books and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. Reviewed as 'A dazzling adventure' by The Times.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 215 x 142 x 14 mm
Voted one of Booktrust's 'Best 100 Books of the past 100 Years' 2021
"This is a wonderful book, a modern day Robinson Crusoe and is simply too good to miss."
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“Real adventure awaits”
As ever, Morpurgo doesn't fail to satisfy. An adventurous tale that all of my students love. A timeless read that can be read over and over.
“A refreshing summer read”
This really is essential reading for any children's holiday.
A real adventure. It is a long time since I read it, but it is still
memorable as one of Morpurgo's classic. Robinson Crusoe
stand aside, this is... More
“"Majestic Michael strikes again!!"”
This fantastic book will take you on a rollercoaster that will push and pull your emotions throughout. The main characters, Michael and Kensuke, spend time together on an island which takes them on an heart-warming... More
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