Listen to the Moon

Listen to the Moon
Age Range
12+
Release Date
October 27, 2015
ISBN
9780007339655
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May, 1915.

Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies – injured, thirsty, lost… and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there. She can say only one word: Lucy.

Where has she come from? Is she a mermaid, the victim of a German U-boat, or even – as some islanders suggest – a German spy…?

Only one thing is for sure: she loves music and moonlight, and it is when she listens to the gramophone that the glimmers of the girl she once was begin to appear.

WW1 is raging, suspicion and fear are growing, and Alfie and Lucy are ever more under threat. But as we begin to see the story of Merry, a girl boarding a great ship for a perilous journey across the ocean, another melody enters the great symphony – and the music begins to resolve…

A beautiful tour de force of family, love, war and forgiveness, this is a major new novel from the author of PRIVATE PEACEFUL – in which what was once lost may sometimes be found, washed up again on the shore…



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Listen to the moon
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'Listen to the moon' is a beautiful story that is set in 1915. Michael Morpurgo writes from two perspectives.
One is about a boy called Alfie who lives in the Scilly Isles. On a beautiful day in May Alfie doesn't go to school but instead goes with his father fishing. When they hear a weird sound coming from St. Helens they go and have a look. They weird sound appears to come from a little white girl. She doesn't look healthy, is almost dead and her ankle is swollen. As quick as they can they take her with them home. It turns out that she can't or doesn't want to speak, in the beginning she stays in bed and her memory is gone.
The other perspective is from the live story from the girl and how she got to the island like that. So bit by bit the reader gets to know how everything happened and what for a terrible things had happend to the girl.

The moon is an important thing in the book because it unites the girl with her dad in a special way.

This book shows how terrible people can be to each other and how crazy the war maked people. People acted really terrible and believed things that they normally never would've believed if the war wasn't there with all the Germans and horrible things that happened. I learnt that war is the most terrible thing that can happen to the world so we need to do everything so there will NEVER be war again!
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