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Author: Michael Morpurgo
ISBN13: 978-0749748524
Title: The Sleeping Sword
Format: txt mbr doc lit
ePUB size: 1565 kb
FB2 size: 1859 kb
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Language: English
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books; First Edition edition (February 28, 2002)
Pages: 160

The Sleeping Sword by Michael Morpurgo

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.

Bun Bendle introduces us to his very first story, called The Sleeping Sword, written after he suddenly became blind. Nothing's been the same since Bun dived off a quay and hit his head on a rock. What he can't bear to tell anyone is that as well as his sight, the accident seems to have wiped out parts of his memory. In despair, he contemplates suicide, but the love of his great friend Anna saves him. His friends petition for him to be able to stay on his home island of Bryher in the Scilly Isles, and not be sent away to school. Calling his father in for tea one day, Bun falls through a cavity under the field. His father's tractor rumbling towards him just manages to stop, inches away. The cavity is a tomb, containing an ancient and beautiful sword and shield. Bun is immediately drawn to them, and as he holds the sword, Bedivere, a knight of the Round Table appears and commands him to take it to King Arthur. Taking Anna on his quest, Bun finds a galleon waiting at the quay to them to the king. Bun suddenly remembers their meeting before, told in Arthur, High King of Britain, and Arthur stands before them, a warrior reunited with his shield and his sword, Excalibur. Arthur reveals his purpose; Bun must drive Excalibur back into the stone until it is time for the king to come again. Bun and Anna return to Bryher on the ghost ship, hardly believing what has happened around them. The next morning Bun wakes to find his sight restored, the sword and shield safely in the cavity in the field and Anna totally unaware of the previous night's events. So Bun concludes his story, proud to have written such a long one, and Anna loves it. Bun strolls off to the field towards his father's tractor, and suddenly falls down a cavity. The tractor is rumbling towards him...and he knows everything he's dreamt is about to come true.
Reviews: 2
This an absoluely brilliant book. That really makes you understand the characters pain. Michael morpurgo is a trully amazing author and is very talented. Thanks for another exciting read!:-)
best book i've ever read by far i shared it with friends and family also not to long low amount of violence i the book.