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The Resource The day the world stopped turning, Michael Morpurgo

The day the world stopped turning, Michael Morpurgo

Label
The day the world stopped turning
Title
The day the world stopped turning
Statement of responsibility
Michael Morpurgo
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the unique landscape of the Camargue in the South of France during WW2, a young autistic boy lives on his parents' farm among the salt flats and the flamingos that live there. There are lots of things he doesn't understand, but he does know how to heal animals. He loves routine and music too; every week he goes to market with his mother, to ride his special horse on the town carousel. But then the Germans come, with their guns, and take the town. A soldier shoots a flamingo from the sky and it falls to earth terribly injured. And even worse is to come: the carousel is damaged, the horses broken. For this vulnerable boy, everything is falling apart. Only there's a kind sergeant among the Germans - a man with a young boy of his own at home, a man who trained as a carpenter. Between them, perhaps boy and man can mend what has been broken - and maybe even the whole town
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YDX
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Morpurgo, Michael
Index
no index present
Intended audience
8+ years
Literary form
non fiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Autistic children
  • Human-animal communication
  • Soldiers
  • Children's stories
  • Camargue (France)
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
Label
The day the world stopped turning, Michael Morpurgo
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Publication
Note
First published in 2018 in Great Britain as Flamingo Boy by HarperCollins Children's Books
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1045188005
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9781250107077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045188005
Label
The day the world stopped turning, Michael Morpurgo
Publication
Note
First published in 2018 in Great Britain as Flamingo Boy by HarperCollins Children's Books
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1045188005
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9781250107077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045188005

Library Locations

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