Kensukes Kingdom

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Kensukes Kingdom

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When Michael is washed up on an island in the Pacific after falling from his parents yacht, the Peggy Sue , he struggles to survive on his own. But he soon realises there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive. Following a close-run battle between life and death after being stung by a poisonous jelly fish, the mysterious someone When Michael is washed up on an island in the Pacific after falling from his parents yacht, the Peggy Sue , he struggles to survive on his own. But he soon realises there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive. Following a close-run battle between life and death after being stung by a poisonous jelly fish, the mysterious someone--Kensuke--allows Michael into his world and they become friends, teaching and learning from each other, until the day of separation becomes inevitable. Morpurgo here spins a yarn which gently captures the adventurous elements one would expect from a desert-island tale, but the real strength lies in the poignant and subtle observations of friendship, trust and, ultimately, humanity. Beautifully illustrated by Michael Foreman, Kensukes Kingdom is a stylish, deceptively simple and magical book that will effortlessly capture the heart and imagination of anyone who reads it, ensuring that Morpurgo continues to stand tall amid the ranks of classic childrens authors. (Ages 9 and over) -- Susan Harrison

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When Michael is washed up on an island in the Pacific after falling from his parents yacht, the Peggy Sue , he struggles to survive on his own. But he soon realises there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive. Following a close-run battle between life and death after being stung by a poisonous jelly fish, the mysterious someone When Michael is washed up on an island in the Pacific after falling from his parents yacht, the Peggy Sue , he struggles to survive on his own. But he soon realises there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive. Following a close-run battle between life and death after being stung by a poisonous jelly fish, the mysterious someone--Kensuke--allows Michael into his world and they become friends, teaching and learning from each other, until the day of separation becomes inevitable. Morpurgo here spins a yarn which gently captures the adventurous elements one would expect from a desert-island tale, but the real strength lies in the poignant and subtle observations of friendship, trust and, ultimately, humanity. Beautifully illustrated by Michael Foreman, Kensukes Kingdom is a stylish, deceptively simple and magical book that will effortlessly capture the heart and imagination of anyone who reads it, ensuring that Morpurgo continues to stand tall amid the ranks of classic childrens authors. (Ages 9 and over) -- Susan Harrison
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Title Kensukes Kingdom Height 12.9
Michael Morpurgo Width 19.8 cm
ISBN-13 9781405221740 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #1405221747 Spine Width
Publisher Egmont Pages 160
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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