Listen to the Moon

Listen to the Moon

Book - 2014
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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. Where has she come from? 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. World War I is raging, suspicion and fear are growing, and Alfie and Lucy are ever more under threat. But as we begin to see the story of Merry, a girl boarding a great ship for a perilous journey across the ocean, another melody enters the great symphony--and the music begins to resolve...
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9780007339655
Characteristics: 443 pages ;,21 cm


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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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