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Alone on a wide wide sea

By: Morpurgo, Michael

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0007230583 / 9780007230587
Paperback
04/06/2007
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United Kingdom
20 cm 312 p. : ill.
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Quiz No: 211997, Points 9.00, Book Level 5.20,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 2006.
/ Key title How far would you go to find yourself? The lyrical, life-affirming new novel from the bestselling author of Private Peaceful / The eagerly anticipated new paperback from the master of children's story telling, Michael Morpurgo / Private Peaceful won the Blue Peter Children's Book of the Year award 2005 and has now sold over 220k units in the UK since launch / The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips has sold over 22k units in PB and has been consistently in the children's top 10 since launch in February 2006 / Marketing and PR campaign to focus on achieving high retail visibility and dri

How far would you go to find yourself? The lyrical, life-affirming new novel from the bestselling author of Private Peaceful There were dozens of us on the ship, all up on deck for the leaving of Liverpool, gulls wheeling and crying over our heads, calling good-bye!

That is all I remember of England. When six-year-old orphan Arthur Hobhouse is shipped to Australia after WWII he loses his sister, his country and everything he knows.

Overcoming enormous hardships with fellow orphan Marty, Arthur is finally saved by the extraordinary people he meets and by his talent for boat-design and sailing.

Now he has built a special boat for his daughter Allie - a solo yacht designed to carry her to England in search of his long-lost sister.

Will the threads of Arthur's life finally come together?

I was there on the quayside to see Allie take her out for the first time, saw her dancing through the waves, and I knew I'd never built a finer boat.

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5AL Interest age: from c 10 years, YFB General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

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