Alone on a Wide Wide Sea (Michael Morpurgo)

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Author: Michael Morpurgo |  Age: 10+  |  English  |  Page: 320  |  Paperback  |  12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm


How far would you go to find yourself? The lyrical, life-affirming novel from the bestselling author of Private Peaceful and War Horse.

There were dozens of us on the ship, all up on deck for the leaving of Liverpool, gulls wheeling and crying over our heads, calling good-bye…
That is all I remember of England.

When six-year-old orphan Arthur Hobhouse is shipped to Australia after WWII he loses his sister, his country and everything he knows. Overcoming enormous hardships with fellow orphan Marty, Arthur is finally saved by the extraordinary people he meets and by his talent for boat-design and sailing. Now he has built a special boat for his daughter Allie – a solo yacht designed to carry her to England in search of his long-lost sister. Will the threads of Arthur's life finally come together?

I was there on the quayside to see Allie take her out for the first time, saw her dancing through the waves, and I knew I'd never built a finer boat.

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          “I've yet to meet a ten-year-old who hasn't been entranced by its witty, complex plot and the character of the eponymous Harry” –  Independent

          “Spellbinding, enchanting, bewitching stuff” –  Mirror

          “Teachers say a chapter can silence the most rowdy of classes” –  Guardian

          “One of the greatest literary adventures of modern times” –  Sunday Telegraph

          “The Harry Potter stories will join that small group of children's books which are read and reread into adulthood” –  TLS

          - See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/harry-potter-box-set-the-complete-collection-childrens-paperback-9781408856772/#sthash.8js1mPnw.dpuf

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