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I disappeared on the night before my twelfth birthday. Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone...This is from the author of the internationally acclaimed War Horse, this is a spellbinding adventure story about friendship and survival. Kensuke's Kingdom was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and won the FCB Award. "A dazzling adventure." (The Times).
Mass Market Paperback, 176 pages
Published on July 1, 2004 by Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN-10: 0439591813
ISBN-13: 9780439591812
14 Book Reviews
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  • funnybunny08
    funnybunny08Friday, August 2, 2019 at 1:34 am44 stars
    It was soo good. The ending was fantastic-I didn't expect that to happen .I totally recommend it
    • john cenaThursday, March 29, 2018 at 4:22 am
      it is cool
      • stanley 20Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 11:28 am
        great book
        • yauTuesday, March 27, 2018 at 11:26 am
          l love this booooooook
          • yauTuesday, March 27, 2018 at 11:24 am
            i love this book so cooooool
            • the getawayThursday, February 8, 2018 at 12:30 pm
              that rocks man
              • stanley20
                stanley20Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 4:35 am55 stars
                This book "Kensuke's Kingdom " is a very interesting book.It is about a boy who was sailing with his family.He fall into the water with his dog and float to an island that they don't know.They met a man that live on the island , the man was a Japanese.He was on the island ,because a war that they fight with USA.He was a solider on a ship.The ship sink and like the boy he float to the island that he doesn't know.At first they didn't get along with each other but after they became friend.After a long time finally they were saved and they went back to the country where they came from.
                • artistk
                  artistkFriday, January 16, 2015 at 8:45 am
                  I love this book but it is so sad in the end.
                  • danoobking
                    danoobkingFriday, June 13, 2014 at 9:14 am55 stars
                    I like it
                    • lionsrcute1
                      lionsrcute1Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 6:50 am55 starsFeatured
                      In this book, follow Michael on a journey for survival. When an accident occurs, and Michael slipped of of his family's ship, he finds his way to a island, with his dog, who also fell off. But they soon find the island isn't as lonely as they thought... with Kensuke, a person who has survived the bombing of Nagasaki, and does not welcome him, but still, helps him. When one day Michael gets hurt, Kensuke saves him, and they become friends. The only thing they have to do is to keep hoping that he will be saved... but as days pass, his hope starts dissapearing... will he see him family ever again?