When Michael is washed up on an island in the Pacific after falling from his parent s yacht, the Peggy Sue, he struggles to survive on his own But he soon realises there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive Following a close run battle between life and death after being stung by a poisonous jelly fish, the mysterious someoneWhen Michael is washed up on an island in the Pacific after falling from his parent s yacht, the Peggy Sue, he struggles to survive on his own But he soon realises there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive Following a close run battle between life and death after being stung by a poisonous jelly fish, the mysterious someone Kensuke allows Michael into his world and they become friends, teaching and learning from each other, until the day of separation becomes inevitable.Morpurgo here spins a yarn which gently captures the adventurous elements one would expect from a desert island tale, but the real strength lies in the poignant and subtle observations of friendship, trust and, ultimately, humanity Beautifully illustrated by Michael Foreman, Kensuke s Kingdom is a stylish, deceptively simple and magical book that will effortlessly capture the heart and imagination of anyone who reads it, ensuring that Morpurgo continues to stand tall amid the ranks of classic children s authors Ages 9 and over Susan Harrison
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Kensuke s Kingdom is an adventure story about an eleven year old boy and his dog who get ship wrecked on a remote island The boy Michael has been on a pleasant sail around the world with his parents when suddenly he falls overboard in the middle of the night Awakening on a beach, he has few survival skills and little hope Mysteriously, food and water appear near his cave Michael is not alone on the island, but his benefactor chooses to remain hidden Only when the boy tries to build a signal fire [...]
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This book was amazing, anyone who reads it at first might or probably will find it boring, however it soon begins to get exciting Plus the you read it, the you want to carry on reading I found this book very fascinating and interesting and what i think of Michael Morpurgo is that he is a very talented writer and i do know that he has written many other books and he really has inspired and encouraged me to read of his books I really would recommend this to anyone aged from 9 11 or possibly 10 [...]
My son is reading this book at school with his class and I decided to read it as well as he said he would like to be able to discuss it with me because he found it so exciting, I love to read a Michael Morpurgo book every now and again as I love his writing and one of my favourite books by Michael Morpurgo isPrivate Peaceful so was quite happy to read Kensuke s Kingdom.The story is about Michael a twelve year old boy who gets washed up on an island in the pacific, Michael struggles to survive as [...]
this book follows michael and his parents on a trip of a lifetime around the world they give up thier jobs, pack their belongings onto the peggy sue and off they set sounds like a fairy tale doesn t itmichael falls over board and ends up being washed up on an island with only one other inhabitant kensuke this story is one of immense emotion and explores friendship and loyalty it shows the true spirit of human nature and will bring a tear to the hardest 11 year old yes, i cried too even if you do [...]
A deceptively simple and straightforward story so brilliantly written and without a doubt up their with Morpurgo s very best As with all classic children s literature this transcends any confines of the genre.
Received this reread for my birthday Would highly recommend, it is a great book
Year 4 ooo i didn t like this at the start but then it got quite exciting then boring again.but an OKAY book.
This enchanting tale is full of emotive storylines throughout love, compassion, hope, despair, envy, trust, fear and jealousy are just some of the feelings that are expertly portrayed by the inimitable Michael Morpurgo.The story tells of a 12 year old boy, Michael who lives with his parents and his dog Stella Artois in a normal family home One day Michael s father loses his job, and as there are no available where they live, the family decide to follow a dream and use dad s redundancy money to [...]
Kensuke s Kingdom is a wonderful story of survival and friendship as it takes you away as Michael, a boy out with his family on the ultimate adventure Michael and his family are going to live aboard the Peggy Sue, boat His family consists of a mother, father, and dog, Stella Artois Drifted away in a storm, Michael and Stella end up on an island and are reluctantly accepted into Kensuke s, a World War II veteran who hasn t left the island since the war was over world Personally, the novel conclud [...]
I read this with a student and enjoyed the story The book has very attractive illustrations, and it kept an cynical and ultra fidgety 13 year old well entertained, if not still
It s 1988 and Michael, 11, is a pretty content kid until the day a letter arrives laying off both of his parents After that, a creeping misery settled over the house, until the day Michael s dad heads south to seek new opportunities New opportunities are a total surprise to Michael and his mother when they arrived somewhere near Southhampton and discover his dad has bought a bought and has plans for the family to sail around the world.And sail they do, even bringing along Stella Artois, the fami [...]
Kensuke s Kingdom is a story of an eleven year old boy Michael who gets washed up on an island on the eve of his 12th birthday and meets an old man by the name of Kensuke who has lived alone on the island for 40 years During the months Michael is stranded on the island, he and Kensuke form a bond of close friendship and learn to live together as a family but at the same time Michael never loses faith and hope that he will meet his parents again one day.I have made a pact with myself to read as m [...]
It has a dog on the cover, so I have to put it on my list to read Despite the dog on the cover, the book is mostly about a boy that is a castaway on an island with his dog This is currently a Book Bowl book for Henrico County 5th graders It is easy to read and very interesting I really enjoyed reading it
Kensuke s Kingdom is one of my absolute favourite childhood books I first read almost the entirety of it aloud when it was chosen for our class reading time in Year Six, and have been enraptured in the wonder and adventure of the story each time I have picked it up since A wonderful novel, with fantastic passages of writing, and an engaging narrator.
Kensuke s Kingdom, winner of the children s book award is one I was fortunate to read and work with whilst employed as an LSA in 2012 Within a year 5 class we studied every inch of this book for over a month as a literacy topic Given this time frame the book was enthralling from beginning to end and left every child wanting to know everytime the book was put down This to me is the telling sign of an excellent read There are 5 main characters in the book, Michael, Mum, Dad, Stella Artois Michael [...]
Book review 10 Kensuke s Kingdom Michael MorpurgoI first saw this book on the bookshelf in a year 6 classroom The whole class was doing a big writing piece on the text so I took the book home and was surprised it s flowing and gripping nature Kensuke s Kingdom will have an appeal for both young and old and it is an exciting adventure story about a boy called Michael Michael, Stella Artois his pet dog and parents, set of on the ultimate adventure on board Peggy Sue a boat and they sail almost hal [...]
I read this book years ago when I was about eleven and absolutely loved it It s not my favorite of Michael Morpurgo s, but still It was one of those books I used to read over and over, by flashlight, under my duvet way past my bedtime.Oh, those were the days.
Thogh I am reading this book at the moment i have read this book many times I would recomend this book to people that are aged 8 70 aspecialy if you like adventure and exsitment this book made me cry
This was a wonderful book and the language he used was very meaningful But the last part was kind of sad.
I read this in school My teacher slammed his fist on the table to symbolise the view spoiler crashing of the boat hide spoiler I shit myself.
I read this book like 7 years ago because it was that long I actually can t remember much I would love to read it again though because what I know of it, it is a great story
i thought it was very interesting
As a school librarian I have to read a lot of children s and YA books However I barely document them unless one of them strikes me I have read Morpurgo before but I think this is one of his best ones.The story deals with Michael, a boy who is shipwrecked on an island Once he starts adapting to Robinson Crusoe island life, he discovers an old Japanese man called Kensuke At first they are enemies and then they develop a friend and mentor relationship until SPOILER Michael is saved while Kensuke st [...]