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Year 5

Year 5

The Wreck of the Zanzibar

by Michael Morpurgo

“We all knew what was going to happen.  We’d seen it before.  A ship about to founder staggers before she falls.  A huge wave broke over her stern and she did not come upright again.”  Life on the Scilly Isles in 1907 is bleak and full of hardship.  Laura’s twin brother, Billy, disappears, and then a storm devastates everything.  It seems there’s little hope, but then the Zanzibar is wrecked on the island’s rocks, and everything changes...