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Running Wild

Press: HarperCollins Children's Books (September 1, 2009)
Publication Date:2009-9
ISBN:9780007267019
Author Name:Michael Morpurgo
Pages:196
Language:English

Content

An epic and heart-rending jungle adventure from the bestselling author of Kaspar and Born to Run. 
For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn't just a holiday.
It's an escape, a new start, a chance to put things behind them - things like the death of Will's father.
And to begin with, it seems to be just what they both needed.
But then Oona, the elephant Will is riding on the beach, begins acting strangely, shying away from the sea.
And that's when the tsunami comes crashing in, and Oona begins to run.
Except that when the tsunami is gone, Oona just keeps on running.
With nothing on his back but a shirt and nothing to sustain him but a bottle of water, Will must learn to survive deep in the jungle.
Luckily, though, he's not completely alone! He's got Oona.

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best loved writers for children. 
He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award.

Tags

Children's Books,Action & Adventure,Animals

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Comment List (Total:13)

  •     Great book! I hope they make it into a movie!

  •     i love this book it about this boy called will his dad died in an Iraq war his mum took him to Indonesia a tsunami came a elephant called oona ran in to the jungle with will but...

  •     Never disappointed with Morpurgos work! Written from a childs prospective he always manages to conjure up the emotions and feelings of a child. Full of imagery,drama and informative..one has a fun read and always learns so much in the process!My youngest son is now reading it... Well done Michael!

  •     This is a fantastic story about a boy who's father is killed in Iraq and who travels to Indonesia with his mother "to get away from it all" - only to be struck mid-vacation by The...

  •     I loved this book when I read it. It was tragic, but very moving, as the young boy struggles to survive after his mother dies in a tsunami.

  •     Like the author, I too read and loved Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book stories of Mowgli and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.

  •     I read this to my class and they loved it. It is a very moving story with plenty of highs and lows. I loved the way the author has included relevant and recent events to help tell his story. It gave my students the opportunity to connect with world events and enabled us to have some really in depth discussions about the issues raised in the book.

  •     It's brilliant you should read it really good and even explains why he wrote it read it read it read it

  •     Good story

  •     I was a little surprised how much I enjoyed this book. It started out so sad and I wasn't sure about finishing it but I really got into it and didn't want to put it down. I really liked it.

  •     Found this to be an exciting tale blended along with a natural disaster. The boy and the elephant's story is a study in adjusting to a whole new environment. The growing confidence in the boy and his wild new home gives the sense of accepting the situation which befalls him.

  •     very good.

  •     When a tsunami hits the beach resort, an elephant with a boy on his back stampedes to the hills. A tale of survival that is more than physical.

 

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