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Kensuke's Kingdom

By Michael Morpurgo

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| Paperback | 9781405221740

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Michael's parents buy a yacht, and take him off to sail round the world. Washed overboard in a fierce storm, Michael finds himself on the shore of a remote island - and soon discovers he's not alone. Kensuke, a former Japanese soldier, survived the w Continue

Michael's parents buy a yacht, and take him off to sail round the world. Washed overboard in a fierce storm, Michael finds himself on the shore of a remote island - and soon discovers he's not alone. Kensuke, a former Japanese soldier, survived the war and the bombing of Hiroshima, but his family perished. As an extraordinary bond forms between the two, Kensuke faces a heart-breaking choice: can he give up the secluded life he's built for himself to help reunite Michael with his parents? Knowing the pain of losing his own family, Kensuke knows which way he has to decide...

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Un bambino inglese e un anziano giapponese sono gli unici abitanti di un'isola sperduta nell'oceano. Il primo cerca la salevazza, il secondo l'ha già trovata. Un incontro difficile ma che dà vita ad un rapporto straordinario. Letto la sera ai bambini ...(continue)

    Un bambino inglese e un anziano giapponese sono gli unici abitanti di un'isola sperduta nell'oceano. Il primo cerca la salevazza, il secondo l'ha già trovata. Un incontro difficile ma che dà vita ad un rapporto straordinario. Letto la sera ai bambini. Una storia bellissima.

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    Wonderful book, seems a modern day Robin Crusoe. A nice friendship story and written nicely!

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    Julia Yap said on Nov 19, 2009 | Add your feedback

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