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The Resource Flamingo boy, Michael Morpurgo

Flamingo boy, Michael Morpurgo

Label
Flamingo boy
Title
Flamingo boy
Statement of responsibility
Michael Morpurgo
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This novel is set in the unique landscape of the Camargue in the South of France during WWII. There, a young autistic boy lives on his parents' farm among the salt flats, and the flamingos that live there. There are lots of things he doesn't understand: but he does know how to heal animals. He loves routine, and music too: and every week he goes to market with his mother, to ride his special horse on the town carousel. But then the Germans come, with their guns, and take the town. A soldier shoots a flamingo from the sky, and it falls to earth terribly injured. And even worse is to come: the carousel is damaged, the horses broken. For this vulnerable boy, everything is falling apart. Only there's a kind sergeant among the Germans - a man with a young boy of his own at home, a man who trained as a carpenter. Between them, perhaps boy and man can mend what has been broken - and maybe even the whole town
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Morpurgo, Michael
Dewey number
  • 823.9'14
  • 823.9'14
  • 823.9'14
  • 823.9'14
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
Juvenile
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by George Blagden
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1989-
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Blagden, George
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Camargue (France)
Target audience
juvenile
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Flamingo boy, Michael Morpurgo
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780008279059
Extent
5 CDs (360 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9780008279059
Isbn Type
(CDs)
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Label
Flamingo boy, Michael Morpurgo
Publication
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780008279059
Extent
5 CDs (360 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9780008279059
Isbn Type
(CDs)
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
digital, stereo

Library Locations

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      Shepherds Bush Road Hammersmith, London, W6 7AT, GB
      51.4948594 -0.2239664
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