Is running wild Based on a true story?

Morpurgo, a 66-year-old Briton and former primary school teacher, has written more than 120 books with his latest, “Running Wild” inspired by the real story of a boy saved by an elephant during the Asian tsunami in 2004.

What happens at the end of running wild?

By the end of chapter two, nine-year-old Will has lost both parents: his soldier father has been killed in Iraq, and his mother, on a holiday to Indonesia intended to help herself and Will to recover from their loss, drowns in the Boxing Day tsunami.

What age is running wild for?

8 -10 years
Suitable for 8 -10 years children.

What tsunami is running wild based on?

Inspiration. The idea for this book came from a newspaper article about Amber Owen, who was saved from the 2004 tsunami by an elephant whom she was riding at the time.

Is Shadow by Michael Morpurgo a true story?

Shadow is based on the true story of a sniffer dog in Afghanistan, who went missing during an attack while out on patrol. The soldiers thought the dog was dead, but 14 months later he shows up alive.

Where is the Butterfly Lion set?

South Africa
Plot summary As a boy, Bertie had found an orphaned white lion cub, but was eventually forced to send the lion away to the circus and leave South Africa to attend boarding school in Wiltshire, England.

What is run wild about?

Run Wild by Gill Lewis is a thought-provoking novel that explores the connection between children and the natural world, published in Barrington Stoke’s ‘super-readable’ and dyslexia-friendly style.

How many pages does running wild have?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823447497
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 717,852
Product dimensions: 5.49(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range: 9 – 12 Years

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