Written by Michael Morpurgo
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Award winning author Michael Morpurgo crams a great deal of emotion into this beautifully told short novel. Lying in a coma after being knocked down by a car, ten year old Robbie is unable to move or speak or see but inside his head, much is still going on and, able to smell, hear and above all, remember Robbie tells his story. Frighteningly, nothing seems to unlock Robbie from his coma. Even a visit from his favourite footballer cannot revive him. But then something of the greatest importance to him takes place and miraculously Robbie does recover.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Cool a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'Cool! is a must read! If you start to read it you won't be able to put it down.'
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Cool! by Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo's inspiring new story of Robbie, a boy in a coma -- victim of a car accident. Locked inside his own head, able to hear but not move or speak, Robbie tries to keep himself from slipping ever deeper into unconsciousness.
A small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review Cool! Read their reviews below.
Elspeth Paterson, age 9 - 'This short book really is Cool! The book is well written and the illustrations by Michael Forman are funny and they make me feel like I am part of the story.' Click Here to read the full review.
Carys Davies, age 12 - 'Cool! is a must read! If you start to read it you won't be able to put it down.' Click Here to read the full review.
Sammy Leaver, age 6 - 'A boy called Robbie is hit by a car and ends up in hospital in a coma...this is his story about his time in hospital and the visitors he has. This book is COOL!' Click Here to read the full review.
Thomas Davies, age 7 - 'When Lucky runs into the road, life changes for Robbie in an instant. He lies in a coma and nothing seems to wake him up. Who will help Robbie recover from his nasty accident?' Click Here to read the full review.
Alexander Bisland, age 8 - 'I enjoyed this book because it kept me guessing and it had an ending that I wasn’t expecting...I give it 10/10 as it is COOL!' Click Here to read the full review.
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