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Alone on a Wide Wide Sea
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/ Key title How far would you go to find yourself? The lyrical, life-affirming new novel from the bestselling author of Private Peaceful / The eagerly anticipated new paperback from the master of children's story telling, Michael Morpurgo / Private Peaceful won the Blue Peter Children's Book of the Year award 2005 and has now sold over 220k units in the UK since launch / The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips has sold over 22k units in PB and has been consistently in the children's top 10 since launch in February 2006 / Marketing and PR campaign to focus on achieving high retail visibility and driving awareness amongst ABC1 parents and grandparents

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Multi-award winning author, Michael Morpurgo, is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children and has won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, The Writers Guild Award and the Blue Peter Book Award for his recent novel, Private Peaceful, which has also had two successful runs as a play devised by Bristol Old Vic. From 2003 to 2005 he was the Children's Laureate, a role which took him all over the UK to promote literacy and reading, and in 2005 he was named the Booksellers Association Author of the Year.

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"Lyrical and moving, it is one of the former Children's Laureate's best books for years." Amanda Craig, The Times

"His best book in years... I was completely hooked." Kate Kellaway, The Observer Review

"A powerful story." The Guardian Children's Books Supplement

'Executed with Morpurgo's distinctive flair. His language remains beautifully clean and clear.' Waterstone's Books Quarterly

"[A] very satisfying read... The masterful writing makes the characters come to life on the page... I'm recommending this to adult friends as well as teenagers." Books for Keeps

"Michael Morpurgo strikes gold... this is a life-rewarding novel." Angels & Urchins

"This is storytelling at its best." Primary Times

"Incredibly moving, harrowing and completely unputdownable. A first class story that brings history alive." My Child magazine

"Completely unputdownable." Families Magazine

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