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Author Morpurgo, Michael, author.
Title The day the world stopped turning / Michael Morpurgo.
Pub Info New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2019
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Edition First U.S. edition.
Descript 284 pages ; 22 cm
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Note First published in 2018 in Great Britain as Flamingo Boy by HarperCollins Children's Books.
Audience Ages 8+.
Summary In the unique landscape of the Camargue in the South of France during WW2, 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; 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.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- Juvenile fiction.
Autistic children -- Juvenile fiction.
Human-animal communication -- Juvenile fiction.
Soldiers -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories.
Autistic children -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Romanies -- Fiction.
Soldiers -- Fiction.
Hope -- Fiction.
Human-animal communication -- Fiction.
Flamingos -- Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Special Needs.
Camargue (France) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Camargue (France) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction.
Genre Children's stories.
Historical fiction.
Subject War stories.
Add Title Flamingo boy
ISBN 9781250107077
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