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The Day the World Stopped Turning

(2019)
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Michael Morpurgo's The Day the World Stopped Turning is a middle-grade novel about an extraordinary boy who sees the world differently.

In the unique landscape of the Camargue (France) during World War II, Lorenzo lives among the salt flats and the flamingos. There are lots of things he doesn't understand - but he does know how to heal animals, how to talk to them; the flamingos especially. He loves routine, and music too: and every week he goes to market with his mother. It's there he meets Kezia, a Roma girl, who helps her parents run their carousel - and who shows him how to ride the wooden horse as the music plays.

But then the German soldiers come, with their guns. Everything is threatened, everything is falling apart: the carousel, Kezia and her family, even Lorenzo's beloved flamingos. Yet there are kind people even among soldiers, and there is always hope. . .

Genre: Children's Fiction

Hardback Editions

July 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Day the World Stopped Turning
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 1-250-10707-5 / 978-1-250-10707-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Day the World Stopped Turning
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Availability: Amazon