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Product Description

A heart-tugging First World War story: a book to make your heart sing. In war, courage isn’t all about soldiers. It can mean being lost and being found, and learning to live again… May, 1915: the Scilly Isles. Alfie and his father find an injured girl washed up on the shore. She remembers nothing, and can say only one word: Lucy. Is she a mermaid, the victim of a U-boat, or even – as some islanders claim – a German spy? As the war rages, fear and suspicion grow. Alfie faces a race against time to prove who Lucy really is. The only clues: she loves music and moonlight. But when Lucy listens to the gramophone, glimmers of her past begin to appear…

  • A moving wartime story by the author of War Horse
  • Michael Morpurgo is a former Children’s Laureate
  • His books include Private Peaceful and Shadow
  • He has won the Red House and Blue Peter awards

Product Details

Catalogue number

953 in World Book Day 2017 Primary

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780007943449

Condition

New

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  • Michael Morpurgo Ages 9-11 Pack A x 8

    Michael Morpurgo Ages 9-11 Pack A x 8

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Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

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Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, weaving captivating stories full of drama and intensity that are coming to be regarded as true classics. Exploring the most profound subjects with a light yet powerful touch, his books tell unforgettable stories in simple, direct words.

Michael Morpurgo discovered his talent for writing while working as a teacher. “We had to read the children a story every day and my lot were bored by the book I was reading. I decided I had to do something and told them the kind of story I used to tell my kids – it was like a soap opera, and they focused on it. I could see there was magic in it for them, and realised there was magic in it for me.”

Living in Devon, listening to Mozart, and working with children have provided most of the stimulae Michael needs to discover and write his stories. He spends about half his life mucking out sheds with the children, feeding sheep or milking cows; the other half he spends dreaming up and writing stories. “For me, the greater part of writing is daydreaming, dreaming the dream of my story until it hatches out – the writing down of it I always find hard. But I love finishing it, then holding the book in my hand and sharing my dream with my readers.”

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    mair1m
    on 31 March 2017

    I started reading this but I didn’t really enjoy it and I found it quite boring.

    3out of 5
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    MusAdam123
    on 3 May 2016

    This is amazing !!

    5out of 5
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    zoe256
    on 16 March 2016

    I loved this book! It’s a really, really beautiful story where at the beginning it’s quite mysterious but at the end, everything falls together like in a puzzle. I really liked it!!!

    5out of 5
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    micheal11
    on 17 February 2016

    I LOVE THE BOOK

    5out of 5
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    Booklovergirl
    on 12 March 2015

    This is a very good book they is a few very sad bits in it that will make you cry or nightmares but other than that it is a great book .

    5out of 5
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    chattymat
    on 20 October 2014

    This is an amazing book with lots of great description and it is quite mystical and a bit spooky. i would rate it 10/10

    5out of 5