Alone on a Wide Wide Sea

Front Cover
HarperCollins Publishers, Aug 19, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
9 Reviews

Discover the beautiful stories of Michael Morpurgo, author of Warhorse and the nation’s favourite storyteller.

How far would you go to find yourself? The lyrical, life-affirming new novel from the bestselling author of Private Peaceful

“There were dozens of us on the ship, all up on deck for the leaving of Liverpool, gulls wheeling and crying over our heads, calling good-bye...
That is all I remember of England.”

When six-year-old orphan Arthur Hobhouse is shipped to Australia after WWII he loses his sister, his country and everything he knows. Overcoming enormous hardships with fellow orphan Marty, Arthur is finally saved by the extraordinary people he meets and by his talent for boat-design and sailing. Now he has built a special boat for his daughter Allie – a solo yacht designed to carry her to England in search of his long-lost sister. Will the threads of Arthur's life finally come together?

“I was there on the quayside to see Allie take her out for the first time, saw her dancing through the waves, and I knew I'd never built a finer boat.”

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
8
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - HatsForMice - LibraryThing

I very much enjoyed this. Both narrators were likable and believable, though I preferred Arthur's story to the diary/email format of Allie's. Some aspects of Arthur's story could probably have ... Read full review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

I do love this book so much... I'm inspired by this beautiful book.. thank you so much for such a good book like this....

Other editions - View all

About the author (2010)

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 Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include ‘Shadow’, ‘A Medal for Leroy’ and ‘Little Manfred’.

His novel ‘War Horse’ has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg. A former Children’s Laureate, Michael is also the co-founder, with his wife Clare, of the charity Farms for City Children.

Bibliographic information