The Resource Flamingo boy, Michael Morpurgo

Flamingo boy, Michael Morpurgo

Label
Flamingo boy
Title
Flamingo boy
Statement of responsibility
Michael Morpurgo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the unique landscape of the Camargue in the South of France during WW2, 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; 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..
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Morpurgo, Michael
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Autistic children
  • Human animal relationships
  • Camargue (France)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Flamingo boy, Michael Morpurgo
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780008134648
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Flamingo boy, Michael Morpurgo
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780008134648
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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