Discover the beautiful stories of Michael Morpurgo, author of Warhorse and the nation’s favourite storyteller
Michael Morpurgo’s inspiring story of Robbie, a boy in a coma – victim of a car accident. Locked inside his own head, able to hear but not move or speak, Robbie tries to keep himself from slipping ever deeper into unconsciousness.
Robbie, football fan and animal love...more
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The book is very touching!(less)
A coma is a state of unconsciousness where a person is unresponsive and cannot be woken.
Imagine this. You are lying in a hospital bed, in a coma, apparently dead to what is happening around you. But you experience it all the same, hear what is being said about and to you, and try in vain to communicate with your loved ones and the world outside.
That is what happened to Robbie Ainsley, a 10 year old boy who spent over 6 weeks on a life support system in Wonford Hospital after being struck by a ca ...more
This story touches on a number of issues such as grief ...more
Cool is a story about a boy called Robbie. Robbie and his dog Lucky were involved in a car accident and Robbie finds himself in a coma and trapped in his own mind unable to react or move but he can still hear everything going on round him. His family and friends all try different ways to help him wake up from the coma.
As Robbie is unable to react he describes the emotions, sounds and smells he can experience. The book deals with the issue of separated parents as well as t ...more
Morpurgo is able to touch on is ...more
Another thing that i have learnt is that you can still here the people when there in a coma.
This book is about a boy called Robbie who was chasing his dog aross the road because a car was coming and his dog was running after a cat.He ran out into the road and a car hit him.He was raced to hospital and thats all he could remember.
Robbie was really brave but on some days he just ...more
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Author: Michael Morpurgo
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The main character is Robbie and he is the main character in the in the book because he was in a Coma and he said what it felt like to be in a Coma and all ...more
As the story begins to unfold, the reader becomes aware that although Robbie is in a coma, he is aware of everything that surrounds him such as sounds, voices and smells. The reader also learns that Robbie’s parents are going through a divorce which Robbie blames himself for by just ...more
The characters are Robbie, Gianfranco Zola, his parents, a nurse, Lucky (Robbie's dog) and Dr. Smellybreath.
The setting is in a hospital ward, in England.
This book is in 1st person, because it is inside his head (the opinion of other characters come in Robbie's perspective, through what he hears) .
This book is okay for mature children, because the voca ...more
An interesting and endearing tale of a you ...more
I think this book is little bit difficult,but i liked it.I know some other books written by Micheal Morpo ...more
For me it was an interesting read and brought back a lot of difficult memories.
I thought the idea of the storyline was great but the same events basically just kept recurring. I felt like there was no climax in the story. It just began and it ended. I wasn't hooked into the book wanting to know how it ends because I already knew. It was a bit predictable. I never really got to know what the characters personalities were like. It wasn't very descriptive and I couldn't make a picture of it in my mind. Overall ...more
One of the pupils is reading this for school and as I couldn't recall all the ins and outs I thought I had better read it quickly myself - a good excuse to re-visit a Morpurgo book.
Basically Robbie goes into a coma after being in an accident after chasing his dog across the road. Everyone (family, friends, stars, nurses) try to bring him out of the coma but things are not looking good when s ...more