Michael Morpurgo The Wreck of the Zanzibar

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The Wreck of the Zanzibar

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The powerful tale of 14-year-old Laura Perryman is told through entries from her diary that she passes on to her great-nephew Michael. He is astonished to discover the remarkable details of her life in the 1900s on the stormy coast of Britain's Scilly Isles, where her family lives on the bounty, and at the mercy, of the ocean. 2 cassettes.

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First-class adventure for young teens of either sex, The Wreck of the Zanzibar is told through the journal entries and watercolor illustrations of 14-year-old Laura Perryman in 1907 and 1908. She lives on England's Bryher Island, a barren locale at the mercy of wind, weather and sea. During one especially rugged winter, residents are given to hoping for a shipwreck to provide them with enough supplies for the season. Though girls are not supposed to use a rowboat, she longs to. Then, a fierce storm and wrecked ship give her the chance to fulfill her dream and save the island. The book won England's Whitbread Prize in 1995.

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This memorable story of people facing the challenges of survival against the forces of nature and the sea comes alive though the author/narrator's ability to convey his characters' deep emotions. Morpurgo's strong, low voice carries the listener through the never-ending currents of good and bad fortunes that beset these people, marking the rise and fall in their fates. Morpurgo's understated British accent enables his portrayal of an American sailor to come across realistically. The strength of Morpurgo's voice, the strong clear cadence of his reading, so like the force of the elemental sea and wind, compels the listener into the enchantment of the story. A classically simple plot made to capture the minds and imaginations of young listeners. P.A.J. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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