By: Michael Morpurgo
Kensuke’s Kingdom is one of my all time favourites and could be one of yours! Personally, I think this book stands out from the other books because it is a book that is soo touching that it can make you weep, and you can always think of an affectionate memory you have had while you read this book! Kensuke’s Kingdom is also a spectacular fiction book for all ages. An enchanting tale for a bedtime story , to share with your family, and a wonderful book to read when you are lying on the beach on a calm, gorgeous day!
This book includes very touching and emotional scenes like when Michael tips off the boat and might not ever see his parents again, includes memories from the past when a very depressing accident occurs in World War Two. Love is one of the strong themes of this book between Kensuke, Michael and his parents. Friendship when working together to make things possible and enjoyable for another, and survival. To survive in a stranded island with enough food and fresh water.
If you are fascinated, then I suggest you read this summary:
Michael’s (main character) family decides to travel all over the world on a tiny sailing ship. But after a few calm, relaxing days sailing on the ocean and traveling to many amusing places, unfortunately, a massive storm came and Michael and his loving dog (Stella), fall off the boat and get washed up on a deserted island in the Pacific. Michael struggles to survive alone without food, fresh water and a good sturdy shelter. But, one morning when he wakes up, he finds a plate of fish beside him, a bowl of fruit to eat and a fresh bowl of water to drink. Now he knows he is not alone on the island...
I think that Michael Morpurgo(author) deserves a huge medal for writing this grand book, “ Kensuke’s Kingdom” because you can feel that he did his best to make this book full of detail and description that it makes you feel like you are watching it in real life!
If you want to know what happens, buy the book or borrow it at a library! I guarantee that when you pick this book up and start reading, you will NEVER put it down, and you will treasure it always!