Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
An utterly magical of one boy's desert island adventure - full of friendship, trust and humanity. From the nation's favourite storyteller.
'A dazzling adventure' - The Times
'I heard the wind above me in the sails. I remember thinking, this is silly, you haven't got your safety harness on, you haven't got your lifejacket on. You shouldn't be doing this ... I was in the cold of the sea before I could even open my mouth to scream.'
Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up and closes his eyes ready for the end. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone ...
Kensuke's Kingdom is a gripping adventure of survival and true friendship from the author of War Horse.
Michael Morpurgo has written more than one hundred books for children and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times.
Kensuke's Kingdom was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and won the FCB Award.