Alone on a wide wide sea / Michael Morpurgo.
By: Morpurgo, Michael.Material type: BookPublisher: London : HarperCollins Children's, 2007Copyright date: ©2006Description: 312 pages : maps ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780007230587.Subject(s): Orphans -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction | Yachts -- Design and construction -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Immigrants -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction | Yachts -- Juvenile fiction
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
How far would you go to find yourself? The lyrical, life-affirming novel from the bestselling author of Private Peaceful and War Horse.
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.
Part 1: The story of Arthur Hobhouse -- Part 2: The journey of Kitty Four.
When orphaned Arthur Hobhouse is shipped to Australia after WWII, he loses his sister, his country and everything he knows. The coming years test him to his limits, as he endures mistreatment, neglect and forced labour in the Australian outback. But, Arthur is saved, again and again, by his love of the sea.