Book Reviews, Childen's fiction, Fiction, Michael Morpurgo, Middle Grade, Primary School reading, Uncategorized

#bookreview: Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo


I disappeared on the night before my twelfth birthday.
Gorgeous new colour illustrations for the best-selling Kensuke’s Kingdom. Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone . . .

EDIE Review:

This book was given to my daughter at primary school and had been sitting on my bookshelf for years since. After many people telling me how good the books by this author were, I decided to try this one out. And I wasn’t disappointed!

The message buried within this book is incredible and I can see why schools use the text to create discussions within the classroom. There are so many opportunities to dig deeper than the words on the page and I really enjoyed the feeling of the messages behind the general plotline becoming clear as I read.

A story of compassion, determination, personal growth and understanding, Kensuke’s Kingdom was an enjoyable read from start to finish.

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