It’s 1907 and through 14 year old Laura’s diary we gather that life for everyone, including Laura’s family, is very tough on the island of Bryher. First, Laura’s twin brother disappears and hardship is joined by heartache. Then, the milking cows die, a storm devastates everything, they’re starving to death and a ship called the Zanzibar is wrecked.
The story of how all the lives of those aboard -- including Laura’s long lost brother -- are saved on that night by the people of Bryher is tear-jerking, but it turns out the wreck is also the saviour of the people of Bryher. No wonder Michael Morpurgo is considered the master storyteller for children.
- Paperback: 112 pages
- Ages: 9 years +
- Publisher: HarperCollins
- Language: English