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The Fox and the Ghost KingThe Fox and the Ghost King

by Michael Morpurgo

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So far we have received 16 reviews of The Fox and the Ghost King.

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Eleanor from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

The sound of light padding feet echoe in your ears as the family of foxes embark on their repetitive journey to watch the football match- extremely different right? Well not for these lucky pups! As fans of the massive Leister City, they make their way through bends and corners to support their loving team...even though they unfortunately loose EVERY time! With hope slowly melting away through sweat, tears and upset, their key to the door is lying right beneath them: Richard III! Will story telling, magic and digging their way in to success save their happiness- and of course their beloved team! Although I am a more developed reader, this book tickled my taste buds as it included the most unusual subjects together ( foxes, Henry III and Leister City)!? Moving on, the interesting fact file half way through was very educational if you are looking to learn about 'Bosworth Field' and the battle that took place there! To close this subject, it flowed brilliantly and never became boring which I find is a common problem in primary books! For me, I would give this book an 8 out of 10 for the interesting story line and the great flow! However - although I know it is for younger readers- I would of loved to to take more unexpected turns and it to be slightly longer as I would of love to delved in to it for a couple of days ; however I finished it on the day I received it! On the other hand, small books can make a massive difference! Any fun loving reader will enjoy the small pleasures of loving animals in an exciting adventure! Enjoy!

Marks out of 10: 8

Aimee from Year 3, Rosedale Primary School:

I loved this book. I liked that there wasn't a lot of writing on the pages because I don't like to read too much or I usually get fed up or a little bit bored.I manged to finish the book 1 1hour.25 mintes

Marks out of 10: 10

Isla from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Once I picked up this book I never stopped reading it and finished it within an hour! It was easy to read, great story about a family of foxes who supported a football team and one night after the match, they met 'Ghost King'. The father and the son could hear a voice coming from below, asking them to dig underground towards him, so the archaeologists can find the tunnel the next day and find the King, that's where the story begins.......... The book was well illustrated by Michael Foreman. I gave this book a 9 out of 10 because it is a great story but it could of been more descriptive but saying this it doesn't spoil the book/story line. Previously, I have read a book by this author and did stop reading mid way through so wasn't expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did!

Marks out of 10: 9

Tiffany from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book is by Michael Morpurgo and it is about a family of foxes, who love watching football. One day the foxes were strolling back home after a match, when they stumble across a ghost king, under the ground. The ghost king begs for the foxes to dig a tunnel for them and he promised he would grant them a wish. The foxes wish that theyre favourite team will win for the next season ahead. At the end the foxes wish is granted!

Marks out of 10: 1

Liam from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

This book reminds me of a book that I wrote back in year 7 it was a brilliant novel. It also has my 5th favourite animal in overall #Fox for life.

Marks out of 10: 9

Emily from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

This book is very creative and I love anything to do with nature. This book is very inspiring to readers and writers of all ages. I love coming in to the library and reading this book.

Marks out of 10: 9

gwenyth from Year 6, Green Top Primary:

I liked the fox and the ghost king because the story behind it is quite interesting however I think it is aimed at younger kids. It is about some foxes who like football and they really want there team to win the league but they keep losing.I think it is interesting how Michael Morpurgo linked the story to the history of Leicester FC and Richard III.I would recommend this book to people aged 8 and under.

Marks out of 10: 8

Millie from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

I think this book is good because it has a unique mix of animals and football, which are two things many people like. It is also very gripping, and hard to stop reading, which is a very good aspect. It is about lucky foxes who meet a ghost King (Richard III) and he makes a promise to the foxes that he will grant their wish of Leicester City winning the Premier League as long as they dug a hole deep enough so that the archaeologists could find him. Sure enough, the wish came true. I love this book and would recommend it to other readers.

Marks out of 10: 8

Harry from Year 5:

The fox and the ghost King is a short story about a young fox who loves football and comes across The ghost of King Richard the 3rd in a football car park. SPOILER ALERT the ghost of King richard the third says if the fox helps him out he will make his team win the cup.so the fox does what king richard the third told him and then the foxes team wins the football cup

Marks out of 10: 8

Samuel C from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Michael Morpurgo is a great author although this book is very short. I enjoyed it but I didn't the reason why I didn't enjoy was because of the short pages it was good though because of the twists in it. My favourite characters are the fox family because they are brave witty and I love animals. Out of all the Michael books I've read this one is my favourite. It is a great funny book and I would recommend it to all over 5. This book is great so please read it and if you do write a review. I enjoyed it did you?

Marks out of 10: 6

Tia from Year 7, The Armthorpe Academy:

I really enjoyed this book because i love animal books and horror books and this was a bit of both. It wasn't scary but it had a ghost in it. I would recommend this book to all ages because for young ones it hasn't got a lot of pages and each page lasts about 3 minuets. Also i would recommend this book for some adults because some adults like fantacy books.

Marks out of 10: 9

Jorja from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

I thought that this book could have been better because it seemed that it skipped alot of important information and wasn't very exciting to read.

Marks out of 10: 1

Thomas from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

This was the best book I have ever read I loved the suspense and the imaginative animals and characters in the story I finished this book in about 1and a half hours because I couldn't stop reading it!!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Rosie from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

This book was ok it was not the best book I have ever read it would be near the last I did not enjoy this book very much because it was a bit boring and I don't really enjoy Michael Morpurgo books that does not mean that anyone else can not read it other people might like it but I like books that don't go on as much about the same thing because when they found the king then the book was all about the king. It was hard to make a review about this book because it does not have a lot of description about the other characters .

Marks out of 10: 2

phoebe from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

As a fan of Michael Morpurgo I absolutely loved this book although there were not a lot if words on a page I still enjoyed .I rated it 10/10 because it as a amazing book about a little family of red foxes a mum a dad and a kid my faviroute bit in this book is where the little fox and his dad go to sneak into the football Mach and on there way home they stop to find some worms in the ground but they hear a voice coming from under ground.............10/10 I would recommend it to (EVERYONE)

Marks out of 10: 10

jack from Year 5, Woodfield Primary:

amazing job michael morpurgo i'd recommend to 7 years and year 4.I'd like to see more readers reading this book because: It's a good book to get into anybody can enjoy including you family members and if you like animals and football this is the book for you Anyway,you will love it and i ashore you its good

Marks out of 10: 8


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