Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Alone on a Wide Wide Sea

By Michael Morpurgo

"When orphaned Arthur Hobhouse is shipped to Australia after WW II he loses his sister, his country and everything he knows. The coming years will test him to his limits, as he endures mistreatment, neglect and forced labour in the Australian outback. But Arthur is also saved, again and again, by his love of the sea. And when he meets a nurse whose father owns a boat-building business, all the pieces of his broken life come together. Now, at the end of his life, Arthur has built a special boat for his daughter Allie, whose love of the sea is as strong and as vital as her father's. Now Allie has a boat that will take her to England solo, across the world's roughest seas, in search of her father's long-lost sister! Will the threads of Arthur's life finally come together?"

(Above taken from here).

I had this for Christmas. It was a fantastic story! Kind of sad in places, but one I would definately recommend.



AliceKay said...

This sounds like a really great book. :)

Dorkys Ramos said...

Ooh sounds really interesting!

Wendyburd1 said...

You know, my Aunt Maureen and Uncle Garry were children when WWII forced my Grandmother to send them into the Outback to stay with relatives. They were NOT treated well at all. Especially my Aunt.

Toriz said...

Yes, it was a good book.

Then this will probably be - at least to start with - quite simular to their story.

Intense Guy said...

Sounds like my kind of story!


I can't imagine getting shipped off to a foreign country and starting life over - but it is getting kind of tempting these days!

Toriz said...

It's not worth it. I tried it. I ended up coming home. ;)