A spellbinding tale of survival and self-discovery from award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, who is poised for breakthrough U.S. success.
When Michael's parents lose their jobs, they buy a boat and decide to sail around the world with their son and their beloved dog. It's an ideal trip - 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, keeps his distance at first. But when Michael's life is threatened, he slowly lets the boy into his world. The two teach and learn from each other until, inevitably, they must part ways.
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KENSUKE'S KINGDOMUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
More adventure than ordeal, this survival tale will fit the bill for thoughtful readers discomfited by extreme violence or gross details. To Michael, the round-the-world sail he's taking with his ... Read full review
This was a great book> It really showed how much that other people care for you and will look after you. It also shows the connection between one boy and his dog. After I had finished reading this book in class, we found out it wasn't true. I was amazed seeing as it seemed so real. I recommend this to all year 6 children and adventure lovers! :)