Kensuke's Kingdom

Washed up on a remote island in a Pacific storm, Michael curls up and waits to die. But when he wakes, there is fresh fruit beside him. He is not alone… Michael Morpurgo’s vivid story of a young castaway’s struggle for survival is both a true modern classic and an adventure story in the purest tradition. Fusing action with mystery, it is a heartbreaking but uplifting tale of love, loss, hope and redemption.

Winner of the Red House Children’s Book Award.

“A dazzling adventure.” The Times

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  • loved it

    Kensukes Kingdom is an Amazing book it left me on the end of my seat at the end of every chapter. It is quite an magnificent book I couldn’t stop reading it at school so sneakily I carried on reading. At first I thought it would be really boring but as they say never judge a book by its cover. I would recommend this book to loads of people because it can inspire you to do the most creative things or even make you want to read any book because books are literally phenomenal.

    15 November 2016

  • kensuke’s kingdom is a very good is about a boy michael and his dog stelle artios who have fallen out of their boat and have ended up on this island this is kensuke’s island .even though kensuke helps them he still does not want anyone coming on the island ,he divides the island into 2 and tells michael to stay on his part or he will be punished.

    13 August 2016

  • loved it

    I really enjoyed this book because it involves all types of genres: action, family, comedy and many other things.

    22 July 2016

  • liked it

    Well it’s not so much of a bad book but I don’t really Michael Murpurgo as an author to be honest.

    26 June 2016

  • okay

    It was boring at the start but got better at the end😃

    Plus my teacher started crying wen reading out the letter at the end lol for the lols

    6 June 2016

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    Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.


    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

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