This is my book review of Kensuke’s Kingdom it is one of the best books that I have read. Michael Morpurgo is a very talented author and has inspired hundreds around the world.
This book has a lot of courageous characters like Michael, Kensuke, Stella (the dog), Mum, Dad, Barnacle Bill, Grandma, the killer men, Orangutans and the Gibbons. Michael is the main character he is a young boy who loves football and he has his own team called the Mudlarks. Then there’s Kensuke who is introduced later in the book, he is a 75 year old man who is from Japan. He was in the Navy and is from Nagasaki.
It all starts when Mum and Dad both lose their jobs, so dad goes looking for a job and they end up sailing around the world on a yacht called the Peggy Sue. They visit lots of different countries and they played football in Brazil. One night Michael was on deck controlling the boat, when his parents were sleeping, Stella got close to the edge and Michael went to grab her. Then suddenly he found himself in the deep sea. When he woke up he was laying on the shore of a tropical island. He made himself at home in a cave and when he woke up in the morning there was fresh fish, red bananas and a bowl of fresh water. He was not alone…
I think that this book is amazing and takes the gold medal in my book Olympics. It takes you through a rollercoaster of emotions. I would recommend this book to people 7+. I would give this book a 5 star because it takes you along with it all the way through the book.