Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael, O. B. E. Morpurgo
  

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Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael, O. B. E. Morpurgo

Winner of The Red House CHildren's Book Award.

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When Michael's parents are made redundant, they decide to sail round the world. But Michael is washed overboard while both parents are asleep, and finds himself on a deserted island where food and water are mysteriously provided for him. This is Michael's evocative account of his time on the island, not knowing what has happened to his parents or whether he will ever be rescued. Shortlisted for the Whitbread Award. (11 yrs +)When Michael's parents are made redundant, they decide to sail round the world. But Michael is washed overboard while both parents are asleep, and finds himself on a deserted island where food and water are mysteriously provided for him. This is Michael's evocative account of his time on the island, not knowing what has happened to his parents or whether he will ever be rescued. Winner of the Children's Book Award 2000, which is voted on by children only. (11 yrs +) (Kirkus UK)

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo (Author) Michael Morpurgo has written over 120 books, many of them award-winning. His most well-known work, War Horse, was adapted into a multi-Oscar nominated film by Steven Spielberg, and a widely-acclaimed play at the National Theatre. In 2003 Michael became the third Children's Laureate, a position he helped create with the poet Ted Hughes. With his wife, Clare, he set up the charity Farms for City Children, and for their pioneering work they were both awarded the MBE in 1999.Ian Beck (Illustrator) IAN BECK has worked as a freelance illustrator for many years (including such notable artwork as the record cover for Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album). Ian turned to writing and illustrating children's books when his own children were born.

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Format

Hardback
112 pages

Author

Michael, O. B. E. Morpurgo
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Publication date

26th February 2001

ISBN

9780435125295


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