Kensuke's Kingdom

Morpurgo has never topped this sensational Red House Book Award winner about a young desert island castaway. A shipwreck for your heart. When Michael is washed up on a remote Pacific island during a huge storm, he curls up and waits to die. But when he wakes, there is fresh fruit beside him. He is not alone… This is a gripping castaway adventure in the grand tradition of Robinson Crusoe. But it’s more than that too: a stirring look at the legacy of the Second World War. Action, mystery, heartbreak, hope: truly a book that has it all.

“A dazzling adventure.” The Times

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    26 February 2017

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    24 July 2015

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    The book was good. I have seen a stage version of it at the Polka Theatre in Wembley.

    I like the part when Michel meets the old man for the first time.

    26 June 2015

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    Mysterious genre! I like it♥

    31 January 2015

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    This book is all about adventures and bravery.

    17 October 2014

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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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