Listen to the Moon

Paperback

A heart-wrenching and beautiful First World War novel where, in the face of fear and division, love, courage and kindness allow life to go on after unthinkable tragedy

Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards

‘Our national treasure . . . Hugely moving’ New Statesman

When Alfie Wheatcroft and his father find an injured girl alone on one of Scilly’s uninhabited islands, they have no idea where she’s come from or who she is. Able to speak only one word, ‘Lucy’, the girl is a mystery to everyone – even herself.

While the Wheatcrofts love her as one of their own, their fellow islanders are filled with wartime suspicion. As hostility mounts and hope dwindles, the key to Lucy’s lost memories may lie just beyond the shoreline . . .

RRP: £7.99

ISBN

978-0-00-863867-2

Publication Date

04-07-2024

Format

Paperback

Pages

448 pages

Dimensions

129x198mm

Author

Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.

Product Description

A heart-wrenching and beautiful First World War novel where, in the face of fear and division, love, courage and kindness allow life to go on after unthinkable tragedy

Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards

‘Our national treasure . . . Hugely moving’ New Statesman

When Alfie Wheatcroft and his father find an injured girl alone on one of Scilly’s uninhabited islands, they have no idea where she’s come from or who she is. Able to speak only one word, ‘Lucy’, the girl is a mystery to everyone – even herself.

While the Wheatcrofts love her as one of their own, their fellow islanders are filled with wartime suspicion. As hostility mounts and hope dwindles, the key to Lucy’s lost memories may lie just beyond the shoreline . . .

ISBN

978-0-00-863867-2

Publication Date

04-07-2024

Format

Paperback

Pages

448 pages

Dimensions

129x198mm

Product Description

A heart-wrenching and beautiful First World War novel where, in the face of fear and division, love, courage and kindness allow life to go on after unthinkable tragedy

Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards

‘Our national treasure . . . Hugely moving’ New Statesman

When Alfie Wheatcroft and his father find an injured girl alone on one of Scilly’s uninhabited islands, they have no idea where she’s come from or who she is. Able to speak only one word, ‘Lucy’, the girl is a mystery to everyone – even herself.

While the Wheatcrofts love her as one of their own, their fellow islanders are filled with wartime suspicion. As hostility mounts and hope dwindles, the key to Lucy’s lost memories may lie just beyond the shoreline . . .

Author

Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.