Published: September 2006
When Japan invades China in 1941, Ashley and Uncle Sung are forced to flee. It is a perilous journey across the Himalayas, and they struggle to survive. Then Ashley is captured. Who are these strange creatures that revere him as their king?
Circle of Gold Award
Wednesday, 18th December 2013
Reading charity Booktrust is pleased to announce former Children’s Laureate and best-selling author Michael Morpurgo as its new President. The role, previously held by the late Doris Lessing, offers a notable figure as a supporter and ambassador for Booktrust’s work.
Booktrust believes that no-one should miss out on the life changing benefits that reading can bring. It gives free books to children via national programmes such as ‘Bookstart’, which works through locally based organisations to give packs of books to babies and toddlers, with guidance materials for parents and carers. With over 90 years of expertise in recommending books, it runs sponsored book prizes and manages creative reading projects, such as the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Waterstones Children’s Laureate. This year, it launched a brand new prize – The Booktrust Best Book Awards, supported by Kindle.
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It was really fascinating, a good read and very creative. It came alive in my head
I’m a french girl and I don’t speak very well English. I read this book because we have to do a book review to the class. I have chosen to read this one because Michael Morpurgo is a very good author! I don’t find it’s very difficult to read and I find it very interesting! I recommend it to you!
I love this book it is my favourite by far 100%
I really enjoyed reading this book,it was very adventurous.
I really enjoyed reading this book
Who are these strange creatures that revere him as their king?
This is a brilliant book! Ha ha ha ha ha ha. I love this story.
I found this book really good. It was really fascinating!! I would read it over an over again and still never get bored of this book! I truly love this author and I would do anything to meet him. He really inspired me to start writing mini stories similar to his. Thanks so much Micheal!!
Also recommend war horse it’s amazing!! Oh and private peaceful! I’ve watched the movie and read the book and cried in both!! Lots of love Riya age 12 xx
This book is so sweet!
It starts like a normal book but it gradually you realise how it actually is different from anything you read.
I didn’t expect anything that exciting to happen but I was wrong!!!
I fully recommend you read this, I was reading it for something to do but I couldn’t put it down once I got into it. It gets very sad but the emotion brings out the amazing story in itself!
A MUST READ !!!