Michael Morpurgo has created a timeless tale in The Sleeping Sword. The story follows Bun, who loses his sight when diving. His whole world becomes dark, until he is involved in another accident and stumbles upon a cave, and the sleeping sword. This book is great for upper KS2, as it touches on some sensitive issues and relationships between Bun and his friends, which can generate really good discussion. I have seen this book used as a class reader in Year 6, with the children taking part in hot Michael Morpurgo has created a timeless tale in The Sleeping Sword.
by Michael Morpurgo Release date: 2002. Type: speculative fiction. Speculative fiction is a broad umbrella category of narrative fiction referring to any fiction story that includes elements, settings and characters whose features are created out of imagination and speculation rather than based on attested reality and everyday life. From former Children's Laureate and award-winning author Michael Morpurgo comes "The Sleeping Sword", reissued with a beautiful new cover. When Bun Bendle is struck blind he feels like he is drowning in blackness. But the discovery of an ancient tomb and a strangely familiar sword changes him forever. Risingshadow is one of the largest science fiction and fantasy book databases. Run by dedicated speculative fiction fans for other bookworms!
Sir Michael Morpurgo, Author: Sir Michael Morpurgo. This Arthurian tale, set in the Scilly Isles, is a story within a story. Ten-year-old Bun Bendle, blinded in a freak accident, falls into a huge hole in one of his father's fields. The hole is, in fact, an ancient tomb hiding a remarkably well-preserved sword and shield. When Bun takes hold of the sword, an incredible power surges through his whole body and his life is changed forever.
About the book: From former Children's Laureate and award-winning author Michael Morpurgo comes "The Sleeping Sword", reissued with a beautiful new cover. For Bun, a centuries-old power may lead to a bright future.
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An enchanting take on the legend of King Arthur from Britain's best-loved children's author, Michael Morpurgo. stood before me an ancient man swathed in a dark and tattered fleece, his long hair and beard matted with filth, his face grey with grief and age. Holding the sword out in front of me, I backed away until I felt the sink behind me and I could go no further. His eyes followed me all the wa. When Bun Bendle is struck blind, he feels like he is drowning in blackness.