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Alone on a Wide Wide Sea

Michael Morpurgo

 

 

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There were dozens of us on the ship, boys and girls. We were off to Australia, but it might as well have been the moon.

Orphaned in WWII, Arthur is separated from his sister and sent to the other side of the world. There his extraordinary journey continues as he and his friend Marty survive brutal captivity on a working farm, find a new family with the eccentric Aunty Meg and her animals, and discover their talent for designing yachts.

 

Sixty years later, Arthur's daughter Allie sets sail single-handed in a yacht designed by her father, determind to find his long-lost sister in England. Can family love stretch across time and the vastness of the oceans? And will the threads of Arthur's life finally come together?

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