Kensuke's Kingdom

by Michael Morpurgo

Scholastic | July 31, 2004 | Trade Paperback

Kensuke's Kingdom is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
When Michael''s father loses his job, he buys a boat and convinces Michael and his mother to sail around the world. It''s an ideal trip - even Michael''s sheepdog can come along. It starts out as the perfect family adventure - until Michael is swept overboard. He''s washed up on an island, where he struggles to survive. Then he discovers that he''s not alone. His fellow-castaway, Kensuke, is wary of him. But when Michael''s life is threatened, Kensuke slowly lets the boy into his world. The two develop a close understanding in this remote place, but the question of rescue continues to divide them.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 164 pages, 7.64 × 5.26 × 0.51 in

Published: July 31, 2004

Publisher: Scholastic

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0439591813

ISBN - 13: 9780439591812

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, Touching Story Michael's parents have decided to travel around the world by boat. Everything was going wonderfully until one fateful night when Michael is swept overboard. He ends up on a deserted island in the south pacific only to find that among the monkeys and orangutans there is another inhabitant, a Japanese man shipwrecked during WWII. This is a wonderful book. The voice is that of a fictional memoir and the writing is vivid. Morpurgo has a way of drawing you in to experience the sights, the sounds, the smells. A beautiful, touching story with an unexpected ending. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2007-11-25

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Kensuke's Kingdom

by Michael Morpurgo

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 164 pages, 7.64 × 5.26 × 0.51 in

Published: July 31, 2004

Publisher: Scholastic

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0439591813

ISBN - 13: 9780439591812

About the Book

When Michael's father loses his job, he buys a boat and convinces Michael and his mother to sail around the world. It's an ideal trip - even Michael's sheepdog can come along. It starts out as the perfect family adventure - until Michael is swept overboard. He's washed up on an island, where he struggles to survive. Then he discovers that he's not alone. His fellow-castaway, Kensuke, is wary of him. But when Michael's life is threatened, Kensuke slowly lets the boy into his world. The two develop a close understanding in this remote place, but the question of rescue continues to divide them.

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When Michael''s father loses his job, he buys a boat and convinces Michael and his mother to sail around the world. It''s an ideal trip - even Michael''s sheepdog can come along. It starts out as the perfect family adventure - until Michael is swept overboard. He''s washed up on an island, where he struggles to survive. Then he discovers that he''s not alone. His fellow-castaway, Kensuke, is wary of him. But when Michael''s life is threatened, Kensuke slowly lets the boy into his world. The two develop a close understanding in this remote place, but the question of rescue continues to divide them.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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