Kensuke's Kingdom

Kensuke's Kingdom

by Michael Morpurgo
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Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

Washed up on an island in the Pacific with his dog Stella, Michael struggles to survive on his own. He can't find food. He can't find water. But just when things are at their worst, Michael realizes that he and Stella are not alone. His fellow castaway, Kensuke, has lived on the island since the bombing of his native Nagasaki. Kensuke keeps his distance at first, but slowly, he lets the boy into his world. The two teach and learn from each other until, inevitably, they must talk about escape.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405248563
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd
Publication date: 10/28/2010
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 975,575
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo, former Children's Laureate of Britain, is the author of War Horse, called “Superb" by the NYT Book Review, and now a major motion picture. His other prize-winning books include Kensuke's Kingdom, Private Peaceful, and The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. Michael lives in England, with his wife, Clare. Together, they founded the charity Farms for City Children, which gives children from urban areas an opportunity to spend a week working on a farm. Learn more at

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Kensuke's Kingdom 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
mariah17 More than 1 year ago
This book is really relevant for young readers.A young boy called michael 12 years had a fantastic life untill the day when it was his birthday when michael and hes dog Stella fell over board off a boat called the peggy sue and ended up on a island but there not alone.... This book gave me a tear in my eye at the end. I would recommenend this to anyone who likes sad storys. You wont just find out about orang-utans but you will find out about a doctor from japan and a little boy...
megj1 More than 1 year ago
This story is based in 1987. There is a 11 year old boy named michael, it starts off by him playing football with his best friend Eddie. Eddie moves away. Mom and Dad have a fight Dad buys a boat called The Peggy Sue. Michael and his family go sailing arouns the world (with there dog stella). However, it doesnt come quite to plan as Micheal and stella get washed over board ending up on an island.But they are not alone...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked it!!!
DanS18 More than 1 year ago
This is a book in the first person about a teenageboy called Michael and his dog Stella Artoriois.His Mom and Dad lost their jobs but Dad buys a boat called the Peggy Sue . A few events happend on the boat but one stormy night Michael and Stella get tosed over boad and Micheal and stella land on a mystery island ...but they not alone.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have just finished reading this book to my fourth grade class and have gotten the same response as I did from my last two classes. The kids love this book. It is a great book to use to teach many reading skills as well as begin discussions about empathy and history. I will continue to use this book every year. My only complaint is that the beginning is slow but if you can make it to the night Michael falls off the boat, you will be hooked.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have not red this book yet, You should!!! it is awesome! I red it as a free time book in reading class, and I would always try to finish my work early to read this book! one time I got in trouble for reading when I was not suposed to 'OOOPS!'. anyway, this book has many clif-hangers, and interesting moments. I loved the ending too it made me think it was non-fiction for a second!! :' oh and by the way I am a very picky 'but random' reader, so it is a great task to inpress me with a book, but this one did!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kensuke¿s kingdom is a great and amazing book filled with adventures. Michael Morpurgo has made this book a masterpiece. This book is about a boy names Michael, Who climbs onboard the ship, The Peggy Sure, with his family and his dog Stella. The brave and young boy, with his family, go onboard searching for a job ever since his disappointed father lost his job due to the war with Japan. During a horrible and mysterious turn of events, he is thrown overboard into the roaring sea. When Michael recovers consciousness, he finds he in stuck on a deserted island. After 3 hopeless days of scavenging for any kind of food and edible water, he finds out, that he is not alone on this island. This mystery and adventure book is a very thrilling and exhilarating book for many readers to read. It was for me, and I am sure that you will love it just as I do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book out loud to my 11 & 15 yr old. We all really enjoyed the story, it's exciting and adventurous. It's a short, quick read and worth it!! The ending is a little amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was full of excitment and kept me on my toes the whole time. I think this book was the fastest I have ever read a book in my life. I couldn't put it down.Kensuke's Kingdom was about a little boy and his dog who fell out of a boat a swam to the closest island, there they would meet someone who would become very specail in their lives.To keep them alive someone was secretly leaving food for them every day.Well i don't want to give the rest of this good book away.So to find out what happens you should read this interesting book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i thought it was a great book. it was a bout a 11 year old boy named Michael and his sheepdog who gets washed up on a deserted island and...see if he can serviveand see if he finds any one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An 11 year old boy becomes shipwrecked on an island where he meets up with an older man who has been living there since WWII. This book gave me some historical facts about the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan. I became so interested that I researched this wartime information with my grandmother. Read this book because it is EXCITING and find out if they get rescued.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kensuke's Kingdom was a wonderful book about an 11 year old boy named Michael. Michael and his parents live on a yacht and are sailing around the world. Unfortunately, Michael falls overboard one night while his parents are sleeping. Michael finds himself on a little island shaped like a peanut. The only other human being was a Japanese man named Kensuke. Kensuke crashed there during World War II. Read this book and find out if Michael and Kensuke ever become friends and see how they survive on the island.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book wasnt at all as I expected, but it was the action that kept it going and it kept me going just as well. Not one of her best books, but the action and the boy's will to survive(With his dog)kept it a fair book to read, even if the book was short and somewhat fast to read. Read it and see for yourself.
jamieP1 More than 1 year ago
I realy enjoyed reading this book and i was pleading to finish it.It starts with a boy who goes sailing around the world .They visit their cousins in Autrallia that's were it happend-Michael and his dog Stella go overboard.Somehow they get washed on an island.They get to sleep in a cave,the next morning Stella was barking mad by some red bananas and fish .They were not alone...