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Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo
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Listen to the Moon

by Michael Morpurgo

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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 theLusitania for England, where Merry's 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 Merry's father.
Alfie and his father find a lost girl in an abandoned house on a small island. The girl doesn't speak, except to say what sounds like "Lucy." Alfie's mother nurses her back to health. The others in the village suspect the unthinkable: Lucy is actually German-an enemy-because she's found with a blanket with a German tag.

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  Clippers | Dec 21, 2017 |
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 and therefore the enemy, because she had a gray blanket with her with German words on it. Based on a true story about the sinking of the Lusitania, this beautifully written historical novel is definitely another winner from Michael Morpurgo, author of “War Horse.” Written for tweens, this timely novel is a significant one, reminding readers of the often irreparable damage that fear, suspicion, hate, and bigotry can render. It will tear at your heartstrings and alternately affirm your belief in the power of love.

Sharyn H. / Marathon County Public Library
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  mcpl.wausau | Sep 25, 2017 |
Shipwrecked 12yr old girl on the Scilly Isles ( )
  keithgordonvernon | May 1, 2017 |
That is a GREAT book. It is a page turner :)
From time to time it may be a bit sad and confusing but at a point, the story is pieced together in your mind and you get the whole story.
Just a wonderful book! ( )
  valerieturgis | Apr 9, 2016 |
Thanks to nittnut for recommending this YA novel set in the Isles of Scilly during WWI. A young American survivor of the Lusitania is found hypothermic and half-dead on an uninhabited island. She is taken in by a family and nursed back to life, but is so traumatized she is unable to speak more than a single word: Lucy. Artifacts found with her lead islanders to believe that "Lucy Lost," as she is christened, may be German, and therefore an enemy. The story unfolds slowly, revealing Lucy's slow, mute progress with the Wheatcroft family, the community's initial support for the Wheatcroft family turning into ostracism and bullying, and interspersing Lucy's (Merry is her real name) own story of her life in New York and her fateful voyage aboard the Lusitania.

I loved the idea of the story, but the telling of it didn't work for me. The writing here seemed choppy and forced, making for a chunky, inauthentic read, and characters not developed enough to really connect with. This effort of Mr. Morpurgo's surprised me. I felt a few more rounds of editing could have made for a memorable and heartwarming story.
  AMQS | Mar 6, 2016 |
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VERDICT This is one of Morpurgo’s best works to date; a first purchase for middle grade and teen collections.
 
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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. 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.--… (more)

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