Listen to the Moon

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By Michael Morpurgo
Publisher Square Fish
Listen to the Moon
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Alfie lives off the coast of England. Merry lives in New York City. Until Merry and her mother set sail on the Lusitania for England, where Merrys father is recuperating from a war injury. People told them not to go, hearing rumors that the Lusitania might be carrying munitions. But they are desperate to be reunited with Merrys father. Alfie and his father find a lost girl in an abandoned house on a small island. The girl doesnt speak, except to say what sounds like Lucy. Alfies mother nurses her back to health. The others in the village suspect the unthinkable: Lucy is actually Germanan enemybecause shes found with a blanket with a German tag. Told from Alfie and Merrys points of view, this exquisite novel tells of friends, enemies, and unexpected kindnesses.Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo is war story and a tragic sea ship story, inspired by the sinking of the Lusitania during World War I.

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84148 words84,148 words
368 pages368 pages
Lexile 960LLexile 960L
Grade 5 to 9Grade 5 to 9
Age 10-14Age 10-14
Published 2017Published 2017

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