Listen to the Moon

Listen to the Moon

Book - 2014
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A stunning new emotional tour-de-force from the author of SHADOW, BORN TO RUN and WAR HORSE.

In the Imperial War Museum is a wooden Dachshund, carved by a German prisoner of war for the children of the British family with which he stayed after the fighting ended. This is the story of how it got there...

When the Bismarck sinks, one of the only German survivors is taken on board a British ship as a prisoner of war. Sent to live on a farm with a host family, the soldier must adapt to a new way of life, in the heart of an enemy country. Gradually, he shows his new hosts that he may be German, but he is a person too, with all the hopes and feelings that entails. So when the time finally comes to go back to Germany, it's an emotional parting, with the German leaving only a carved dog to remember him by. The question is, will the soldier and his new family ever meet again? In 1966, with the world cup coming to Britain, that opportunity may just have come along...

Publisher: London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9780007339631
Characteristics: 443 p.


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Jun 20, 2017

This turned out to be one of my favourite books! I unintentionally learned some history through the reading of this fictional story, which I will actually remember. If I had read a history book or article, I wouldn't remember. But intertwining it with an interesting well-written tale brought history to life for me.

May 29, 2017

An amazing story that goes so deep into the plot you feel like you're there. By far my favorite book in the universe. A must read.

Oct 27, 2015

This book forbade me to put it down it's holds a compelling, plot and is so addictive. can get a bit sad but otherwise great book 😊😊😊

Jan 21, 2015

This latest from Michael Mopurgo of War Horse fame is another delight.He paints a vivid picture of the times a hundred years ago during WWI in the isolated village environment of the Scilly Isles where the sea is paramount.I'm sure it is based on a true story. My granddaughter should enjoy it very much and I'm waiting for her comments.

MissAnnie Dec 29, 2014

Reads like a true story.

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