Listen to the Moon

Listen to the Moon

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"May, 1915. On an uninhabited island in the Scillies, Alfie and his father find an injured girl - alone, and with no memory of who she is... or how she came to be there. She can speak only one word: Lucy. Is she a mermaid, a ghost? Or could she even be a German spy? Lucy cannot speak to tell them. Only one thing is for sure: she loves music, and most of all she loves the moon. As World War I rages, and suspicion and fear grow, Alfie and Lucy are ever more under threat. But Alfie never loses hope, just as Lucy never stops gazing at the moon. It's almost as if she's listening to it, as if it is telling her something she once knew"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Children's Books, ©2014
ISBN: 9780007339631
9780007339648
Branch Call Number: MORPURG
Characteristics: 443 pages ; 23 cm

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May, 1915. Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies - injured, thirsty, lost…and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there. She can say only one word: Lucy. Where has she come from? Is ... Read More »


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AJGrant129
Dec 07, 2019

Alfie and his father are fishing when they find a child on an island--the only word she can say is "Lucy". They take her home and care for her. The village calls the girl Lucy Lost, and no can figure out where she came from. Then people start to believe Lucy is German (the book takes place during war). At the same time, a girl named Merry has her own life going on, and her and Lucy's story are somehow tied together.

I enjoyed this book a lot, it was not what I was expecting (in a good way, it was better!). The characters are very real, the writing is well done, there is no bad language (or scenes), and it gives you a different perspective on the war. I would definitely recommend this to children and adults both. The only part younger children may not like is the ship sinking. That part is very sad. But I liked "Listen to the Moon", it is a book I will most definitely be reading again!

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meggynbun
Jun 20, 2017

This turned out to be one of my favourite books! I unintentionally learned some history through the reading of this fictional story, which I will actually remember. If I had read a history book or article, I wouldn't remember. But intertwining it with an interesting well-written tale brought history to life for me.

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JulianneMah
May 29, 2017

An amazing story that goes so deep into the plot you feel like you're there. By far my favorite book in the universe. A must read.

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Smile123_0
Oct 27, 2015

This book forbade me to put it down it's holds a compelling, plot and is so addictive. can get a bit sad but otherwise great book 😊😊😊

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jazpur
Jan 21, 2015

This latest from Michael Mopurgo of War Horse fame is another delight.He paints a vivid picture of the times a hundred years ago during WWI in the isolated village environment of the Scilly Isles where the sea is paramount.I'm sure it is based on a true story. My granddaughter should enjoy it very much and I'm waiting for her comments.

MissAnnie Dec 29, 2014

Reads like a true story.

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