I think this will be a brilliant book.
I read this book at school with our table in our Guided Reading lessons and it was such a great book!It made me feel as if I was there, sharing Becky Morley’s happines on her birthday and her tears when she could no longer be with Little Josh.
I literally did not want to put the book down!!
This is my favourite book ever. I live on a farm so I know what it feels like to lose your cows with diseases. This is a great book for people who live on a farm.
Gabrielle care says:
I love this book all of my friends in my class r reading them all because of my teacher she is the best because she got these books in class she almost got them all I love this book thanks michael morpurgo
I started reading the book and I could see it in my head and in a sudden I was in the last page.
Freddie G says:
I read this book for a end of year project in year 8 and I really enjoyed it as I love animals
Out of the Ashes is one of those books that get you really absorbed and you just can’t put it down! When I was reading it I felt as if I was there, feeling and going through the motions alongside Becky Morely.
Micheal Morpurgo is a talented author and he has certianly shown his talents in this story. I really recommed this book to people who haven’t read it… Once again - well done Michael Morpurgo.
I’m amazed by all the books I’ve read of yours. I can’t wait to read more. Thanks !!
I live on a farm, and although we weren't directly affected ourselves with Foot and Mouth disease, alot of family and friends were. I thought this book was written very sensitively. I could relate to Becky and her life, and to the things she cared about.
Emma K says:
My grandfather bought this for me years ago by mistake but what a brilliant mistake it was. Having been brought up in a time when the foot and mouth scare was so real this story really struck me and gave me a true insight into those who were really suffering as a result of foot and mouth, the farmers and animals.
The story is told by a born and bred farm girl, a farmer's daughter - Becky Morley whose hard working but idealogical farm life is torn to shreds by the impending threat of foot and mouth which eventually affects her farm.
The story is so touching, particularly with the loss of her Little Josh it is a must read for youngsters to understand about the hardship of farm life and a pivotal time in modern English History.
With my own family members, who are farmers, being affected in this time I thought that the story was written very sensitively and the story simply sucks you in as if you were there, living what Becky was going through.
Although maybe not the most well known of Morpurgo's works, it is by far one of the best.
Fabulous book! I remember the foot and mouth scandal as it affected so many of my friends and family and it is great that a book has been written about it to inform the next generation of the tragedy.
I can relate to Becky's love for animals which was why I enjoyed this book! This book was a great book like all of Michael Morpurgo's books!
Well i didn't live on a farm but I think this story is very affective. When i stated reading this book I was shocked about the foot mouth disease. I live in thailand and mostly i didn't really know about the diseases. Thailand mostly have diseases but the thing that shocked that a peoples houses had to be burnt down?! In Thailand the houses hadn't had to be burnt down, Just only go to the hospital and be better. The book is soooooooooo weird.
Becky lived on a farm and they weren’t affected by the foot and mouth and also her family and friend.This has also happened in Thailand also.This book is the that I like the most because it make feel like what is going to happened next.
When I start reading at the front I know some thing bad must happend because of the fire. And it happend it all about foot and mouth disease, the setting must be in the farm but I just read to pg 61 so I don't konw about the fire!
When I read this book I felt like I had just stepped into their world. I was so full of sympathy I cried and put myself in the shoes of Becky, where I felt torn at the loss of Little Josh. It's such a moving story, adults and children all over the country cherish this book, heart warming, tear dropping and most of all moving. This is a pure example of how brilliant a writer Michael Morpurgo truly is.