Listen to the Moon

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Listen to the Moon

Listen to the Moon May 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 sa

  • Title: Listen to the Moon
  • Author: Michael Morpurgo
  • ISBN: 9780007339631
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 sMay, 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 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

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    1. Sarah Farley on said:

      4.5/5I enjoyed this book so much!I didn't expect to be liking this. I donno, the cover wasn't all that enthralling. (I know i shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but I did and I'm sorry!) But due to this book being a present I started reading this, and boy I was totally living in this story from page 1! It's beautiful writing and good described characters made me want to lock myself in my room and just read read read. Every charakter in this book has a real soul and heart. Their own way of bein [...]

    2. Katy Noyes on said:

      Michael Morpurgo often uses stories taken from tales he hears around him, from people he meets, from history. His latest is a combination, a story ostensibly based on his own grandmother's history and a story at the heart of the First World War.A girl is found by chance on an uninhabited Scilly Island by a fisherman and his son. The girl is injured, half staved and ill, cannot speak and doesn't seem able to account for her being there.Alfie and his family take her in and care for the girl they c [...]

    3. Mari Anne on said:

      This is another beautifully written, moving MG novel that I fear will be wasted on all but the most sophisticated and discerning young reader. This story is constructed and executed in such a way that it will move adult readers to tears (well at least this adult reader) and quickly become a beloved favorite. An amazing historical fiction tale so heartwarming it did tread that thin line between sweet and saccharine but it did it with finesse. Highly recommended to mature, sophisticated readers of [...]

    4. Alex Baugh on said:

      It's May 1915 and World War I is in full swing. On the Scilly Island of Bryher, Alfie Wheatcroft has just played hooky to go fishing with his dad. One their way home with their catch, Alfie hears a moaning sound coming from the deserted St. Helen's island. Checking it out, he and his dad discover a scared, starving, shivering young girl clutching a bedraggled teddy bear and wrapped in a blanket with the name Wilhelm embroidered on it.They decide to take her home for Alfie's mother, Mary Wheatcro [...]

    5. 15paule on said:

      I really enjoyed reading this book! However, it was slightly confusing at times due to the change in location and time. Otherwise a really good read and gives a great insight into what people thought of the First World War!

    6. Priya on said:

      Well first of all can I just say that description of this book written on is wrong, but I know this is the correct book because it is the only one written by Michael morpurgo called listen to the moon. So here is what it is actually about.There is a girl who is found on one of the small islands of Scilly( in England) by Jim and Alfie who heard her trying to call for help. When they rescue her they find she cannot speak. Is she English? Or more importantly, because it is WW1, is she German? What [...]

    7. Kathleen Dixon on said:

      This book is set on the Scilly Islands (website = Isles of Scilly during the Second World War. A lad and his father out fishing find a girl, just about starving, on one of the deserted islands and take her home to look after her. The girl doesn't speak, she doesn't interact with them at all - she remembers nothing.This is a lovely story about determination, about standing up against prejudice, about the changing nature of humans, about being steadfast. We're led into the lives of the islanders a [...]

    8. Andrea Dooley on said:

      May, 1915. On an uninhabited island in the Scillies, Alfie and his father find an injured girl - alone, and with no memory of who she is or how she came to be there. Is she a mermaid, a ghost? Or could she even be, as some islanders suggest, a German spy? I was extremely lucky to win a preview copy of this book. I am a huge Michael Morpurgo fan and with each book find a new favourite. This book is amazing. Please note that the synopsis above does not belong to this book? This book has kept me in [...]

    9. Carole Richardson on said:

      This may be a book for children aged 9 and above but as always, Michael Morpurgo writes for all ages. this beautiful, and sometimes tragic story of a young girl being found near to death and without any memory of who she is. The story unfolds on the beautiful islands of Scilly during the First World War and it will touch the strongest heart.

    10. Natalia Burtenshaw on said:

      I haven't finished this book yet, but I really like it. its very good. I recommend it.

    11. Kathryn on said:

      One little girl's amazing rescue and her struggle to remember made for some twisty plots. Michael Morpurgo really nailed the intense emotional roller coaster that was this time period plus the resiliency and courage of people who clung on to their better judgement through thick and thin.

    12. SIMON Karine on said:

      J’ai eu la chance de recevoir ce livre il y a une grosse semaine, en avant-première dans ma boite aux lettres. Je ne connaissais l’auteur que par l’un de ses premiers romans, Cheval de Guerre, qui a été adapté il y a peu au cinéma par Clint Eastwood.Quand j’ai lu le synopsis, j’étais presque certaine que j’allais apprécié cette lecture, et je ne me suis pas trompée. En plus, même si de mon côté j’ai reçu les Epreuves non corrigées, vous pouvez voir au-dessus la couver [...]

    13. Shirley on said:

      Michael Morpurgo has done it again with his 2015 release of Listen to the Moon. Morpurgo's books are my favorites in our junior high school library. Whenever a student is stumped on finding a book to read, I direct them to his novels. The books offer a glimpse of history with appealing characters and plots that draw readers into the story. Listen to the Moon takes the reader to World War I and the sinking of the Lusitania. Lucy survives the sinking but not without severe trauma. Though she is ev [...]

    14. Laurie Balderson on said:

      I received this book free from the publisher through NetGalley. I thank them for their generosity. In exchange, I was simply asked to write an honest review, and post it.Michael Morpurgo is well-known and admired for his historical fiction for young people and Listen to the Moon will not disappoint readers. Based on the personal history of his own grandmother, Morpurgo artfully weaves the story of “Lucy”/Merry and how her life intertwines with a humble family of fishermen on the Scilly Isles [...]

    15. Naomi Sarah on said:

      I liked "Listen to the Moon" a lot - would rate it 3.5 if would invent half-stars. :-D It's definitely one of my favourite Murpurgo books. I like to compare Murpurgo's books with watermelons - very nice, airy, watery (i.e. sad), and you get enough of them after a while. :-)What I liked:1. The Mysteeeeeriousness. I mean, a girl washes on an island, and never talks. DUH. It's a cool book.2. Alfie. He's such a GOOD chap. :-D3. OH. I'M SO GLAD ALFIE AND MERRY/LUCY MARRIEEED. I wish their love story [...]

    16. Marathon County Public Library MCPL on said:

      Skipping school while out fishing with his father near the island of St. Helen's, Alfie and his father discover a half-starved, injured young girl who is barely alive on the small uninhabited island. Where she came from is a mystery since she is not speaking. His family cares for her, names her Lucy, and as their relationship grows and she becomes a part of their family, they fiercely love and want to protect her. The townspeople, including a cruel school teacher, conclude that she’s German an [...]

    17. Michelle on said:

      World War I is raging. Many are affected by shortages and live with constant fear and tension. So it is for Alfie and his parents whom live on a small island off the coast of England. But life must go on. Alfie and his father are often seen out in the coastal waters making a living by fishing. One fine day as they fish near an uninhabited island, they hear crying. They discover a young, sick girl. After taking her home and nursing her back to health, she becomes a part of the family. As she is u [...]

    18. Julie Williams on said:

      Kensuke's Kingdon is one of my favorite books and I used to read it to my students when I taught 5th grade. I always look for his books and this one was a treat. Cool thing is - he already had another great book which I reviewed here readingbythepond/In this book, set during World War I, Albie and his father find a girl on a deserted island. All they know is that she has a teddy bear,a blanket with a German name on it, and she said Lucy when they find her. Other than that she won't speak. Bit by [...]

    19. Annette on said:

      LISTEN TO THE MOON by Michael Morpurgo is a poignant story of prejudice, lose, and rediscovery set during World War I.While fishing off the Scilly Isles near Great Britain, Alfie and his father discover an abandoned girl on a deserted island. While some community members embrace this young waif, others shun her as a German invader. The story of how this young girl came to be marooned on the island is slowly revealed through Alfie and the recollections of various community players.Morpurgo’s be [...]

    20. Coco W on said:

      On the island of Scillies (In England), Alfie and his fisherman father, Jim found an injury girl that can only speak one word: "Lucy". Lucy has no memory of who she is and how she managed to get here and soon Lucy's mysterious appearance was the big talk though out the whole island. Is she a mermaid, or a ghost? Could she even be a German spy? Lucy can not speak to tell them but one thing they know for sure is that Lucy loves piano music and the moon. As World War 1 rages, fears and suspects gro [...]

    21. Hannah Dexter on said:

      I was very impressed with this story. I've only read one other of Michael Morpurgo's novels – Private Peaceful – but I can tell that this is going to be regarded as one of his finest in the longer term. It is set in 1915, during World War I in the Scilly Islands, an archipelago lying south of Cornwall. A little girl is found abandoned on a deserted island by a boy called Alfie and his father. For most of the book her origins remain a mystery as she does not say much, beyond the word 'Lucy', [...]

    22. Alyssa Schneyman on said:

      LISTEN TO THE MOON by Michael Morpurgo is a moving story of prejudice, lose, and finding oneself set during World War I.While fishing off the Scilly Isles near Great Britain, Alfie and his father discover an abandoned girl on a deserted island. While some community members embrace this young girl, others shun her thinking she is German. The story of how this young girl came to be marooned on the island is slowly revealed through the different POVs of Alfie and Lucy herself.Morpurgo’s beautiful [...]

    23. Leila on said:

      Michael Morpurgo is a truly outstanding writer of many books for children ranging from the very young to the teens, but his stories can be read by all ages simply for their beautiful and emotional content. I love his books which always contain subtle but important messages for youngsters implicit in the wonderful poignant tales he weaves. He is one of those writers I find myself instantly engaging with as soon as I begin to read. I used to think his 'Warhorse' was my favourite but this one takes [...]

    24. Praxedes on said:

      This book is part of a reading incentive program for our Middle Schoolers, so I decided to check it out. I liked the fact that it was historic fiction for YAs and that it was easy to read. That is about it.The novel drags on for too long waiting for the climax to unfold --which yielded no surprises. The writing was descriptive but not enough to bring the characters out of a two-dimensional state.I appreciate Morpurgo's writing prowess and am willing to try another of his novels, but this one was [...]

    25. Larissa Van on said:

      this book is not like all the other michael morpurgo books that have a sense of childish ness to them this is one of his best books so far and i would highly suggest to read it it is not fantasie but based on ww1and the islands of shcilly where alfie and his dad find a abandinde girl on the hounted island she cant speak but she maniges to say lucy as things start to change the war has its effects on the little island and alfies family

    26. Anna Branson on said:

      Ok. I am not a Michael Morpurgo fan. I have read several books by him-War Horse, Cool, The Butterfly Lion and Kensuky's Kingdom. All were unsatisfactory. However, this book, wow. Just wow. The idea was amazing, as was the writing. Well Done!!!

    27. Lis Arden on said:

      It is about a girl who is found on a island by a father and son and is taken in . At first they think she is a german and it isn't good to be thought a German during the war but then they find out there is more to her story

    28. Outwood Academy Foxhills on said:

      This book is absolutely wonderful! I read it at home and I loved it. Michael Morpurgo really knows how to connect with the readers. Truly magnificent. :)

    29. Zach Koenig on said:

      For readers who like action, adventure, and edge-of-your-seat cliffhangers, “Listen To The Moon” might not be the novel to pick up. For those who prefer a bit more of a slow, contemplative read that simmers to an emotionally-packed conclusion, you will struggle to put this one down.For a basic plot summary, “Listen To The Moon” (set during the early stages of World War I) tells two narratives side by side that move towards each other and finally converge in the end.1. Young Alfie and his [...]

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