Kensuke's Kingdom


Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545300134
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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A spellbinding tale of survival and self-discovery from award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, who is poised for breakthrough U.S. success. When Michael's father loses his job, he buys a boat and convinces Michael and his mother to sail around the world. It's an ideal trip - even Michael's sheepdog can come along. It starts out as the perfect family adventure - until Michael is swept overboard. He's washed up on an island, where he struggles to survive. Then he discovers that he's not alone. His fellow-castaway, Kensuke, is wary of him. But when Michael's life is threatened, Kensuke slowly lets the boy into his world. The two develop a close understanding in this remote place, but the question of rescue continues to divide them.

Kensuke's Kingdom


Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Egmont UK
ISBN: 1780312903
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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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. 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.

Kensuke's Kingdom


Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439382021
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 164
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When Michael is swept off his family's yacht, he washes up on a desert island, where he struggles to survive--until he finds he is not alone.

Kensuke's Kingdom


Author: Jillian Powell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781407142241
Category:
Page: 48
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Read & Respond has been fully updated with new content. Itprovi teachers with a wealth of resources to teach Kensuke's Kingdom. Notes and activities reflect the changes in the new 2014 Curriculum for England and include shared texts, guided reading notes, reading activities, speaking and listening activities, writing projects and assessment guidance. The CD-ROM contains interactive activities. Michael Morpurgo's vivid castaway story,Kensuke's Kingdom, explores powerful themes of love, loss, hope and redemption.

Beowulf


Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780763672973
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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A retelling of Britain's oldest epic vividly brings to life a Scandinavian warrior named Beowulf who, after defeating two great evils, meets his match in the death-dragon of the deep, Grendel.

Kensuke's Kingdom Classroom Questions


Author: Amy Farrell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910949573
Category:
Page: 52
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Kensuke's Kingdom Classroom Questions contains summaries of each chapter of Michael Morpurgo's classic novel. There are also 237 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel.

Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide
Author: Bright Summaries
Publisher: BrightSummaries.com
ISBN: 2808010745
Category: Study Aids
Page: 56
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Kensuke’s Kingdom with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, an exciting adventure novel in which a young boy named Michael is swept overboard during a storm while sailing around the world with his family, and left stranded on a desert island with his pet dog. However, he soon crosses paths with the island’s only other inhabitant: an irascible Japanese man named Kensuke. Despite the many differences between them, Michael and Kensuke soon become fast friends, but both of them will have to choose between their peaceful life on the island and the uncertainty of returning to civilisation... Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s most popular and prolific writers of children’s fiction, and served as the Children’s Laureate between 2003 and 2005. Find out everything you need to know about Kensuke’s Kingdom in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

A Thunderous Whisper


Author: Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0375873716
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 309
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Ani, a twelve-year-old Basque girl, and Mathias, a fourteen-year-old German Jew, become friends and then spies in the weeks leading up to the bombing of Guernica in April 1937.

The Wreck of the Zanzibar


Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Egmont UK
ISBN: 1780311427
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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A gripping children’s story from War Horse author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo. “We all knew what was going to happen. We’d seen it before. A ship about to founder staggers before she falls. A huge wave broke over her stern and she did not come upright again.” Life on the Scilly Isles in 1907 is bleak and full of hardship. Laura’s twin brother, Billy, disappears, and then a storm devastates everything. It seems there’s little hope. But then the Zanzibar is wrecked on the island’s rocks, and everything changes . . . The Wreck of the Zanzibar is a gripping historical adventure from the author of An Eagle in the Snow, Listen to the Moon, Shadow, and An Elephant in the Garden. Michael Morpurgo is the master storyteller of such modern classic children's books as War Horse, Friend or Foe, Private Peaceful, and Kensuke's Kingdom. He has written more than one hundred books for children 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.

Shadow


Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1466888091
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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Author of War Horse, and bestselling storyteller Michael Morpurgo touched our hearts with this beautiful story of a boy, his lost dog, and the lengths he would go to be reunited. This timely story of battle-scarred Afghanistan delivers a masterful portrait of war, love, and friendship. With the horrors of war bearing down on them, Aman and his mother are barely surviving in an Afghan cave, and staying there any longer will end horribly. The only comfort Aman has is Shadow, the loyal spaniel that shows up from places unknown, it seems, just when Aman needs him most. Aman, his mother, and Shadow finally leave the destroyed cave in hopes of escaping to England, but are held at a checkpoint, and Shadow runs away after being shot at by the police. Aman and his mother escape--without Shadow. Aman is heart-broken. Just as they are getting settled as free citizens in England, they are imprisoned in a camp with locked doors and a barbed wire fence. Their only hope is Aman's classmate Matt, his grandpa, and the dream of finding his lost dog. After all, you never lose your shadow.

Born to Run


Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007369999
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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Discover the beautiful stories of Michael Morpurgo, author of Warhorse and the nation’s favourite storyteller Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound’s journey through life – and from owner to owner...

I Believe in Unicorns


Author: Michael Morpurgo,Danyah Miller,Dani Parr
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783199989
Category: Drama
Page: 42
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Tomas loves playing outdoors ... he hates school, books and being dragged to the library by his mother. But his world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn and the Unicorn Lady and is spellbound by their story. Discover the power of storytelling to transform lives as Tomas, with his newfound love of books, becomes instrumental in saving his burning library when his village is devastated by war. We challenge you not to believe in unicorns ... absolutely!

Listen to the Moon


Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250042046
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
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1915. A young British boy and his father take in a lost girl, who the villagers suspect may be German.

War Horse


Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545466407
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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An e-book edition of War Horse with movie stills, behind-the-scenes photos, storyboards, and more! In 1914, Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy, witnessing the horror of the battles in France. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey's courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?

An Elephant in the Garden

Inspired by a True Story
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1466804459
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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Lizzie and Karl's mother is a zoo keeper; the family has become attached to an orphaned elephant named Marlene, who will be destroyed as a precautionary measure so she and the other animals don't run wild should the zoo be hit by bombs. The family persuades the zoo director to let Marlene stay in their garden instead. When the city is bombed, the family flees with thousands of others, but how can they walk the same route when they have an elephant in tow, and keep themselves safe? Along the way, they meet Peter, a Canadian navigator who risks his own capture to save the family. As Michael Morpurgo writes in an author's note, An Elephant in the Garden is inspired by historical truths, and by his admiration for elephants, "the noblest and wisest and most sensitive of all creatures." Here is a story that brings together an unlikely group of survivors whose faith in kindness and love proves the best weapon of all.

Escape from Shangri-La


Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Egmont UK
ISBN: 1780311575
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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A gripping and heartfelt war story from Britain’s best-loved children’s author, Michael Morpurgo. Turned away by his own son, Cessie’s long-lost grandfather finds himself in the place he fears most – a nursing home called Shangri-La. Only Cessie loves him and is determined to help him escape and unravel the truth of his past. A past that comes to him only in glimpses – a lifeboat, a tin of condensed milk, a terrifying night on the beaches of Dunkirk in World War II . . . Former Children’s Laureate and award-winning author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo, demonstrates why he is considered to be the master story teller with this tale of strife and loss in World War II.

The Butterfly Lion


Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007380623
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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ILLUSTRATED BY CHRISTIAN BIRMINGHAM. A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion.

Not Bad For A Bad Lad


Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 184877317X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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A powerful and inspiring tale of redemption from the author of WAR HORSE - with a personal introduction to the story from Michael Morpurgo. "I know a good sort when I see one. That's why I've taken him on. That's why I took you on." When a young lad strays into bad behaviour and thieving, he soon finds himself in Borstal prison for young men, lonely and without hope. But when Mr Alfie, who manages the stables, asks him to care for and tame a damaged horse, both are given a second chance. Could this "bad lad"'s skill with horses help him follow his dreams?

Mr Skip


Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007479913
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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Believing in magic makes dreams come true...

The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips


Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545746051
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
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A stunning novel about friendship, war, and one girl's bravery which changes her life forever. It's 1943, and twelve-year-old Lily Tregenza lives on a farm in an idyllic seaside village in England. Apart from her father being away and the "townie" evacuees at school, her life is scarcely touched by the war . . . until Lily and her family, along with 3,000 other villagers, are ordered to evacuate their homes to allow the Allied forces to practice their landings for D-day. It's a dangerous operation--guns firing and bombs exploding--and the whole area is off-limits. But Adolphus Tips, Lily's adored cat, has other ideas--barbed wire and "Keep out!" signs mean nothing to her. Tips (cont'd)