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Listen to the MoonListen to the Moon

by Michael Morpurgo

Primary List 2016-17

So far we have received 25 reviews of Listen to the Moon.

You can read them below.

Mollie Ann from Year 5, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School:

I really liked this book it was heart breaking but very interesting too and actually made my shed some tears. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Anna from Year 5, Stirling Primary School:

This book made me cry I ran out of tissuses it was such a dreadful book though it had no cool adventures in it I was really disappointed because the blurb was intresting so why wasn't the book I couldn't believe it that's why I gave a four

Marks out of 10: 4

Phoebe from Year 6, Pheasant Bank Academy:

A brilliant book it was really mysterious and exciting.

Marks out of 10: 10

Bethany from Year 5, Mallard Primary School:

It was an amazing book. Also,it was quite emotional and adventurous. I will never forget this family connected book.

Marks out of 10: 10

Megan from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Do you like mysteries to solve yourself? Well read 'listen to the moon'! It is a brilliant book. Not only has it got a mysterious start, but it leaves you with curiosity at the end of each chapter. You want to carry on reading after each line. I don't recommend this book for 8's and unders because it has some words in it that I didn't understand and I'm 10. I rate this book a 6 out of 10 because it started getting quite boring at the end of the book when you knew about what had already happened!

Marks out of 10: 6

Lyn from Year 6, Pheasant Bank Academy:

This book made me cry - I ran out of tissues!

Marks out of 10: 10

elina from Year 5, Town Field Primary School:

This book brought me to tears. It is one of the best books that Michael Morpurgo has ever written.

Marks out of 10: 10

Agata from Year 6, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School:

Listen to the moon was realylike adventures when they found the girls I didn't want to stop

Marks out of 10: 9

Tyler-Joe from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I thought the book I read (Listen to the Moon) was a good book with in depth writing. My view on the book is that it was an enjoyable book I could read it and zone out from my surroundings. Like most of Morpurgo's books, the book is great and fun to read. His fiction writing is some of the best I've ever read but personally it is not as good as his others.

Marks out of 10: 7

olivia from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

this book is one of my favourites of Michael morpurgo even though this is only the second book this is a little sad at points but they will star to erase when you read on.it all started when father and son go fishing but all is not what they seem on a school day they both go out to fish at st Helens but they find a very ill girl with server problems. I liked this book because it left you with mysterys at the end and this is one of my reccomeded book I highly reccomed this

Marks out of 10: 8

Alex from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I thoroughly enjoyed the book 'listening to the moon' because I love books written in different era (the war in this case) and also I particularly like the Author (Michael Morpurgo) as he is one of my favorite Authors, the reason I have only given this book a 9 is because I believe at times it was stretched and became a little confusing however still understandable.Over all I believe that the book was brilliant and I would most deffinatly recommend it to other people my age or ant other ages as I believe it is written so that most people can understand it and enjoy it, complete and utterly brilliant.

Marks out of 10: 9

Josie from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

I found Listen to the moon by Michael Morpurgo an exciting tale that left me wanting to discover more about the usual life of Lucy and Alfie. My favourite type of book is one that leaves you on the edge: both happy and sad. Through the book you felt empathy for Lucy as you knew her past whilst others didn't. It made me want a happy ending (which was certainly delivered). Listen to the moon, is a tale about a girl, found on the deadly St. Helens island in 1915. Ill and malnourished she is left to die on this island by German soldiers, however Lucy's inspirational determination leads to her being found by Alfie and his farther. With her new family, Lucy's life seems perfect however, she is not. Through this book you see Lucy's development as she learns to live again. You see the different aspects of this haunting novel: Alfie and his love and protection for her; her new family; the people of the island and their fear and finally Lucy Lost's. I think this is what makes they story so outstanding because everything within it is genuine. Based on ww1, you can imagine in a time of imminent fear, islanders would fear Lucy lost as a German spy. You can imagine the love within the family as well as the frustration with her condition. The truth and realist views is what makes it incredibly haunting. From early in this book I guessed the relation between Merry and Lucy was real. I believe this made the book so sad (wonderful but sad). You know Lucy's horrid past and feel so sad for how she has come by it whilst also feeling the regret and hatred she would feel. Many characters treat her unmorally yet this is because they don't understand. At one point I wanted to walk right in to this book and make what was wrong, right. In my opinion Michael Morpurgo is an incredible author who brings every story he writes to life. He inspires me not only with listen to the moon but with every book he writes. Books like listen to the moon include twist of gold and private peaceful. Like all his books they are amazing. I would recommend Listen to the moon to anyone who likes to emphasise with the characters, feel every emotion possible and loves a mystery and suspense. I love it and cannot fault this moving story.

Marks out of 10: 9

georgie from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Do you like books about mystery? Well if you do then you will like this book. You will like it because there is a mystery of why Lucy (or Merry) cant talk. This is a short summary of the first chapter: One day Alfie and his father are out in his father's fishing boat when they come across a lonely island with an abandoned girl on it. Alfie and Jim (his father) bring her back and ask her questions but she could only say one word: Lucy. I liked this book because of the mystery in it. I would recommend this book to about 8-16 year olds because sometimes it gets a little bit confusing. my favourite character was Lucy (or Merry) because she is very mysterious and she acts very mysteriously. But over all I really enjoyed this book.

Marks out of 10: 10

Kirsty from Year 6, Woodfield Primary:

This book was the best book I have ever read,as it was a challenge (I did not understand some of the words).Also,the story line changed from sad to heart-warming and this book contained a lot of suspense and emotion.In addition,the author-Michael Morpurgo-used remarkable punctuation.I could only dream of ever writing a book this phenomenal!

Marks out of 10: 10

Kirsty from Year 6, Woodfield Primary:

This book is the best book I have ever read,as it was a challenge (I did not understand some of the words).Also,the story line changed from sad to heart-warming and this book contained a lot of suspense and emotion.In addition,the author used remarkable punctuation. I could only dream of ever writing a book this phenomenal!

Marks out of 10: 10

Emma from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:

"Listen to the Moon" by Michael Morpurgo is a fascinating novel about a heart warming story between a mysterious girl and a boy. This book had me from the beginning. You can easily fall in love with the characters that he has created. The timeline that it is in makes it more exciting to be worth reading. The ideas of the doctors diary in between is genius. I suggest this book to any Michael Morpurgo book lovers.

Marks out of 10: 10

Paige from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Listen To The Moon was an amazing story and had a lot of sad ,happy and very different things from any other book I have read. I would recommend this book to 10+ because its are more grown up book with no pictures and has 400 or more pages. This book had quite a few sad moments but I still enjoyed this book. My favourite character was Lucy lost/ Merry because she was mysterious, different and she makes you feel interested in the book because you want to learn about her back story. I would rate this book a 10 out of 10 because it was amazing and interesting.

Marks out of 10: 10

Ellie from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:

This book is amazing I read it a few weeks back so I cant recall all of the events but it does really mix your emotions. It is very sad when Lucy gets found because she hadn't really interacted with people before cx

Marks out of 10: 10

K from Year 5, Mallard Primary School:

Listen to the moon it is romantic my mum cried

Marks out of 10: 10

Olivia from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

The title is Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo. He is one of my favourite authors and this will one day become a classic. His sentence structures advance the action in the storyline and create more tension to the bad events. I found it very upsetting when Alfie and his dad-Jim-found Lucy on the island. I cried at that bit. I myself have a passion for music and Lucy made the right choice on selecting that genre of music. There were a lot of sad parts but it just made the story more and more amazing. Words cannot describe how brilliant everything was! I give the storyline 9/10. Recommendation ages for 9+. Happy Reading!!

Marks out of 10: 9

mckenzie-lee from Year 6, Pheasant Bank Academy:

Do you like mystery books? Well read 'listen to the moon'! It is a amazing book. Not only has it got a mysterious start, but it leaves you with curiosity at the end of each chapter. Its an brilliant book and I would love to read another one like this.

Marks out of 10: 10

Bob from Year 10, Danum Academy:

This book was extraordinary and fascinating to read, Morpurgo showed a clear contrast of characters and the difference in their stories. I especially liked the way the story all entwined at the end to form a solid beginning, middle and end. Morpurgo is a fabulous writer and I thoroughly enjoy his books, in this masterpiece, you follow a girl who was found on an island, dubbed 'Lucy Lost'. She gets taken in by Alfie and his family. It is a beautiful and emotional tale and I look forward to Morpurgo's future works.

Marks out of 10: 10

Eve from Year 7, Hayfield School:

This book was fantastic! I loved it so much. I only gave it 9 out of 10 because I wouldn't have put it on the primary list. The language was very complex and it made me cry with sad emotions. Defiantly a recommended read!

Marks out of 10: 9

alysha from Year 6, Pheasant Bank Academy:

I think 'Listen to the moon' is a good book because it's really mysterious and sad in the middle it was quite sad but I'm glad everything turned out well at the end.

Marks out of 10: 8

alysha from Year 6, Pheasant Bank Academy:

I think 'Listen to the moon' is a good book because it's really mysterious and sad in the middle it was quite sad but I'm glad everything turned out well at the end.

Marks out of 10: 8

 

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