Published: June 2010
When 10-year-old Will’s father dies in the Iraq war, his mother surprises him with a trip to Indonesia. But little could she have known what awaited them both there.
At first Will knows that something is wrong is when Oona, the elephant he is riding along the beach, begins to spook. Then, suddenly, she takes off into the jungle with Will on her back. And that’s when Will sees the wave come crashing in! With his mother almost certainly drowned, with nothing to cling on to but an elephant and nothing to help him but the clothes on his back, Will faces a terrifying future. But maybe the jungle and Oona the elephant, can help him!
An epic and heart-rending jungle adventure.
Michael tells you the true story behind his new book Running Wild, of how one remarkable elephant saved the life of a child.
Michael Morpurgo introduces you to the story of his new book Running Wild - the epic jungle adventure, set in Indonesia.
Michael reads an extract from his book, Running Wild
Wednesday, 7th December 2011
Get exclusive access to the new Michael Morpurgo Collector’s Club when you buy beautiful Collector’s Editions of Michael Morpurgo favorites.
Tuesday, 25th October 2011
Ben presented nine-year-old Jake Allen-Brunn, from Ludlow in Shropshire, with the National Geographic Kids Young Adventurer Of The Year award. Jake also wins a holiday in Nepal from family adventure travel specialists The Adventure Company.
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I think this book is amazing. I think its one of the best. But War Horse is the best. I love ho the elephant is always there for Will.
stacie emery says:
i think that this is a good book and a lovley setting to it and i have read this 1000 times and i havnt got bored!
Wow, this the most beautiful book I have ever read! Definitely Morpurgo’s best. It made me almost cry. It was one of those books you just cant put down. THANKS.
Ella (11) says:
I have read this book so many times I have lost count. It is my favourite book and always makes me cry. I think I will love this book forever, as it is so amazing.
Amazing book. I couldn’t put it down! Everyone should read it.
I think this is the best book you’ve made so far. Keep on writting!
I loved Oonna and her love and protection for Will. Great story! I’ve just discovered Michael Morpurgo at my school’s junior campus where l work. I’ve read 4 of his books now and have loved them all! I have a new found love for elephants and l’m reading Elephant in the Garden now.
Thanks Michael, your’re the best story teller ever and l adore Charles Dickens so this a real compliment. l hope you enjoy.
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