Flamingo Boy by Michael Morpurgo

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Flamingo Boy Read Online Free - A stunning new classic from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo for readers of 9+, in the vein of PRIVATE PEACEFUL and THE BUTTERFLY LION

This is a landmark new novel form the nation's favourite storyteller, set in the unique landscape of the Camargue in the South of France during WW2. There, a young autistic boy lives on his parents' farm among the salt flats, and the flamingos that live there. There are lots of things he doesn't understand: but he does know how to heal animals. He loves routine, and music too: and every week he goes to market with his mother, to ride his special horse on the town carousel.

But then the Germans come, with their guns, and take the town. A soldier shoots a flamingo from the sky, and it falls to earth terribly injured. And even worse is to come: the carousel is damaged, the horses broken. For this vulnerable boy, everything is falling apart.

Only there's a kind sergeant among the Germans – a man with a young boy of his own at home, a man who trained as a carpenter. Between them, perhaps boy and man can mend what has been broken – and maybe even the whole town…

Title : Flamingo Boy
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ISBN : 0008134642
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 pages


James rated it ★★★★☆

March 31, 2018

‘Flamingo Boy’ (2018) is the latest novel from Michael Morpurgo and to some extent appears ostensibly to be exploring similar themes and territory as well as being set against a similar backdrop to many of his previous novels – a fairly typical WWII setting here along with Morpurgo’s seemingly ev...

Aditi rated it ★★★★★

April 24, 2018

“Close friends are truly life's treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.” ----Vincent van Gogh Michael Morpurgo, a b...

Nancy rated it ★★★★★

March 07, 2018

Vintage Morpugo! Loved every chapter, every character, and after all the trials and tribulations of wartime France, a happy ending. A splendid binge-read. OK, I'm somewhat older than the "9-plus" age groups it is intended for, but I'll read anything Morpugo writes. His "Private Peaceful" helped m...

Julia rated it ★★★★★

March 08, 2018

Flamingo Boy by Michael Morpurgo is a delightful historical children's novel that can be enjoyed by all ages. I am a granny and really enjoyed it. Michael Morpurgo weaves a wonderful tale beginning in 1982, he then transports the reader back to the occupied south of France during World War II. The...

15VanGeesbergenH rated it ★★★★★

April 19, 2018

I couldn't put this book down and I highly recommend this. Their struggles seemed to come to life through Micheal morpurgos writing. I love Micheal morpurgo books and this one definitely delivered

Aruna Kumar rated it ★★★★★

April 19, 2018

I wonder at times with war in the background (theme) how could one write so many stories. Each story different and interesting. I wait for his books. Waiting always gives its results. This book is no exception. Easy, quick read about friendship, war and enemy. The relationship between humans, ani...

Vee ♔Under Mountain Books♔ rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 14, 2018

Michael Morpurgo truly is an incredible writer, he can find stories in places in history that have been done a thousand times and make them feel completely new and different. When I saw that he had a book releasing this year I hit request immediately, sure that a story about a young autistic boy...

Rebecca rated it ★★★★☆

March 25, 2018

This was the first new Michael Morpurgo book which I've read in years and it didn't disappoint. I loved the book's setting of the Camargue, and the story's bursting at the seams with atmosphere - from the ever-present flamingos, horses and bulls to the relentless mistral, to the charming tune of '...

Laura rated it ★★★★★

March 04, 2018

Set against the backdrop of WWII, Michael Morpurgo weaves a tale of trust, commitment, acceptance and love. A truly lovely story that warms the heart of all ages. Beginning in 1982, 18 year-old Vincent sets off to the south of France to visit the beach Van Gough painted in the picture that’s hung...

Paula rated it ★★★★★

February 18, 2018

It seems that every Michael Morpurgo book I read has the ability to turn me into a blubbering wreck at some point in the story. 'Flamingo Boy' was no exception and the tears were bouncing off my cheeks at the end! I know his books are targeted at a young audience, but honestly, the tales are so t...

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