The Wreck of the Zanzibar

The Wreck of the Zanzibar

Life on the Scilly Isles in 1907 is bleak and full of hardship. First Laura’s twin brother Billy disappears. Then a terrible storm devastates everything. Faced with starvation, Laura and her family will need a miracle to survive. Just as it seems there’s no hope left, the great ship Zanzibar is wrecked on the island’s rocks. Suddenly everything changes, transforming Laura’s life… and the life of a boy many years in the future. Written by star author Michael Morpurgo, this sea-swept tale of shipwrecks, storms and sea journeys is a must for any adventure-lover!

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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.

    Awards

    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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