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The Wreck of the Zanzibar - Michael Morpurgo

The Wreck of the Zanzibar

Paperback

Published: 1st September 2007
For Ages: 10+ years old
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Life on the Sicily Isles in 1907 is bleak and full of hardship. Laura's twin brother, Billy, disappears, and then a storm devastates everything. It seems there's little hope... that is until the Zanzibar is wrecked on the island's rocks and everything changes.

Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo is the author of many books for children, five of which have been made into films. He also writes his own screenplays and libretti for opera. Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in 1943, he was evacuated to Cumberland during the last years of the war, then returned to London, moving later to Essex. 


After a brief and unsuccessful spell in the army, he took up teaching and started to write. He left teaching after ten years in order to set up 'Farms for City Children' with his wife. They have three farms in Devon, Wales and Gloucestershire, open to inner city school children who come to stay and work with the animals. 

In 1999 this work was publicly recognised when he and his wife were awarded an MBE for services to youth. He is also a father and grandfather, so children have always played a large part in his life. Every year he and his family spend time in the Scilly Isles, the setting for three of his books. 

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ISBN: 9781405233361
ISBN-10: 1405233362
Audience: Children
For Ages: 10+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st September 2007
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised