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Alone on a Wide Wide Sea

Alone on a Wide Wide Sea

How far would you go to find yourself? The lyrical, life-affirming new novel from the bestselling author of Private Peaceful

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ISBN 9780007232055
Published 14 August 2007 by HarperCollins
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged
Author(s) By Morpurgo, Michael, M. B. E.
Read by Fox, Emilia
Read by Pigott-Smith, Tim

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ISBN-13 9780007232055
ISBN-10 0007232055
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publication Date 14 August 2007
International Publication Date 4 September 2006
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged
Edition Unabridged
Author(s) By Morpurgo, Michael, M. B. E.
Read by Fox, Emilia
Read by Pigott-Smith, Tim
Category Fiction (Child/Teen)
Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Award Winning
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Interest Age 10-13 years
Reading Age 10-13 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 142mm
Height: 125mm
Weight 163g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 49843

Description of this Book

How far would you go to find yourself? The lyrical, life-affirming new novel from the bestselling author of Private Peaceful There were dozens of us on the ship, all ages, boys and girls, and we were all up on deck for the leaving of Liverpool, gulls wheeling and crying over our heads, calling good-bye, I thought they were waving good-bye. None of us spoke. It was a grey day with drizzle in the air, the great sad cranes bowing to the ship from the docks as we steamed past. That is all I remember of England! When orphaned Arthur Hobhouse is shipped to Australia after WWII he loses his sister, his country and everything he knows. The coming years will test him to his limits, as he endures mistreatment, neglect and forced labour in the Australian outback. But Arthur is also saved, again and again, by his love of the sea. And when he meets a nurse whose father owns a boat-building business, all the pieces of his broken life come together. Now, at the end of his life, Arthur has built a special boat for his daughter Allie, whose love of the sea is as strong and as vital as her father's. Now Allie has a boat that will take her to England solo, across the world's roughest seas, in search of her father's long-lost sister! Will the threads of Arthur's life finally come together?

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Awards & Reviews

Awards Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Children's Book of the Year 2007.

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Author's Bio

Multi-award winning author, Michael Morpurgo, is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children and has won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, The Writers Guild Award and the Blue Peter Book Award for his recent novel, Private Peaceful, which has also had two successful runs as a play devised by Bristol Old Vic. From 2003 to 2005 he was the Children's Laureate, a role which took him all over the UK to promote literacy and reading, and in 2005 he was named the Booksellers Association Author of the Year.

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