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The Day the World Stopped Turning

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In the unique landscape of the Camargue (France) during WWII, 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 ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published July 9th 2019 by Feiwel & Friends
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M.L. Little
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
@kidlitexchange #partner: The Day The World Stopped Turning by Michael Morpurgo and @macmillankidsbooks. Releases July 9, 2019.
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I LOVE this book! It is so so good! I have never read anything of Michael Morpurgo despite the fact that he’s something of a literary giant. If they’re all like this, I have been missing out.
The Day the World Stopped Turning is a slow read but not for one second boring. With a fine-tuned voice and advanced vocabulary, Morpurgo brings us to the world of 1940 France
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Kate Waggoner
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I love almost any historical fiction book set during WWII and this book is no exception. The Day the World Stopped Turning is set in 1940s France in the Camargue region. Vincent is 18 and has just finished his exams and had a near-death experience that led him to follow in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh and to
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J Mccarragher
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Love this book! While I read and love most anything WWII and Holocaust-related, The Day the World Stopped Turning is like no other. Told from Kezia's perspective, it tells the story of an autistic boy, Lorenzo, whose family embraces Kezia's Roma (gypsy) family, both of whom are subject to ridicule and discrimination because they are different. How the two families weave the
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Jill Ramig
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A beautifully written story of Lorenzo, an autistic boy with an amazing ability to care for and heal animals as well as see the good in people. Told by Kezia a gypsy girl who loves the carousel her parents made and becomes a part of Lorenzo's family. When World War II comes and German soldiers threaten their French village it becomes harder to see the good in the world. Lorenzo is the one to show them the way.
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Sir Michael Andrew Morpurgo, OBE, FRSL is the author of many books for children, five of which have been made into films. He also writes his own screenplays and libretti for opera. Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in 1943, he was evacuated to Cumberland during the last years of the Second World War, then returned to London, moving later to Essex. After a brief and unsuccessful spell in the army, ...more