Author(s): Morpurgo, Michael, M.B.E.,
Date of Publication: 04/06/2007,
Pagination: 320 pages,
Series: 20th Century Architects,
Imprint: HarperCollins Children's Books,
Published By: HarperCollins Publishers,
Book Classification: Interest age: from c 10 years, Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)
When six-year-old orphan Arthur Hobhouse is shipped to Australia after WWII he loses his sister, his country and everything he knows. Overcoming enormous hardships with fellow orphan Marty, Arthur is finally saved by the extraordinary people he meets and by his talent for boat-design and sailing. Now he has built a special boat for his daughter Allie - a solo yacht designed to carry her to England in search of his long-lost sister.
Will the threads of Arthur's life finally come together?