The Sleeping Sword
Written by Michael Morpurgo
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This fantastic tale interweaves the story of a blind boy who lives on the Scilly Isles, with the myth and truth of King Arthur, Michael Morpurgo takes the reader deep inside the mind of a boy who seems ordinary but is really anything but. The story is told by the boy, Bun, in the first person, as his own true story that becomes a story from his imagination about discovering a very special sword and shield in a tomb on his father's farm.
A review written by Ewan Young, age 10. This book is about a blind boy called Bun who finds the sword and shield of King Arthur. He has a dream about returning the sword and shield to King Arthur and when he wakes up he is no longer blind. My favourite part was when Bun found out he could see again because he told everyone on the island. I enjoyed reading this version of the King Arthur story but sometimes I got a bit confused between dreams and real life. A great version of the King Arthur story.
The Sleeping Sword by Michael Morpurgo
Bun Bendle introduces us to his very first story, called The Sleeping Sword, written after he suddenly became blind. Nothing's been the same since Bun dived off a quay and hit his head on a rock. What he can't bear to tell anyone is that as well as his sight, the accident seems to have wiped out parts of his memory. In despair, he contemplates suicide, but the love of his great friend Anna saves him. His friends petition for him to be able to stay on his home island of Bryher in the Scilly Isles, and not be sent away to school.
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