The Crooked Sixpence - Recommended by Emmie
I just finished this book it was the best book I have ever read!!! I wanted to recommend this book to other year 5 who love reading, especially if they like fantasy and suspense.
Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo - reviewed by Oscar Burns
Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo
This book is about a boy called Will who takes a holiday in Indonesia in 2004. He is riding down the beach on Oona the Elephant (lead by a Mahoot) when the Boxing Day Tsunami strikes. Oona, with Will still on her back, stampedes into the jungle where he spends the next year living as a monkey boy. The book was thrilling and grabbed my attention, it's a tale of wonder. The beginning of the book is based on a true story but the rest is from the marvellous mind of Michael Morpurgo. The book is also educational; learning about deforestation and natural disasters. I liked that the main character is the same age as me.