Kensuke’s Kingdom

“I heard the wind above me in the sails. I remember thinking, this is silly, you haven’€t got your safety harness on, you haven’€t got your lifejacket on. You shouldn’€™t be doing this . . . I was in the cold of the sea before I could even open my mouth to scream.”

Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water.  He is not alone…

Michael Morpurgo’s classic children’s book Kensuke’s Kingdom is a thrilling adventure story for ages 9+, and winner of The Children’s Book Award (2000). Now available in hardback and paperback.

Teaching Resources

Kensuke's Kingdom Cover Sheet

Kensuke's Kingdom Classroom Resource

Kensuke's Kingdom Worksheet