The Wreck of the Zanzibar

by Michael Morpurgo | Children's Books |
ISBN: 9781405233361 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingApoloniaXwing of Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on 7/18/2009
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingApoloniaXwing from Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on Saturday, July 18, 2009
Picked this up to shorten somebody's wishlist!

Journal Entry 2 by wingApoloniaXwing at Summer Gift, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Monday, July 20, 2009

Released 12 yrs ago (7/20/2009 UTC) at Summer Gift, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases



Summer Gift to shorten a wishlist!
Travelling to Hungary!

Journal Entry 3 by winghakkalinawing from Budapest, Pest Hungary on Friday, July 24, 2009
I Got a Heavenly Suprise Rabck!

After I picked the letter up in post office, I was wondering what it would be. At first I thought it could be a hardback book, considering every place was filled. But I was mistaken! :-) This and Another-Book and an Audiobook were also in the envelope. It is still unbelievable to get these things "just because" to shorten my wishlist. I love Morpurgo.
Thanks so much ApoloniaX!

Update: 2009.07.28.
I was at my sister to water the plants. The 2 turtles were tapping at its terrarium's wall, showing they are there too. I also put some water to them, then fed them with dried things. I was watching them so long. Came home, arranging my things, I caught sight of "Zanzibar" which was fallen down. As I put it back to its right place, I glimpsed its cover with 2 turtles. I took into my hand the book and suddenly I started to read - aloud, to myself.

After 2 hours I finished. I love it. It is a very touching story about a family. And of course the turtles have a role in the story. The best touching moment was when the whole family - in the present - read the story of Great-Aunt Laura. It made me think about my life.

Accidentals are not existed. As Granny May says in the story: "If something happens, then something has made it happen".

Journal Entry 4 by winghakkalinawing from Budapest, Pest Hungary on Friday, August 28, 2009
**** I offer this book for a BookRay ****

The rules are the followings:
- Make JE at getting,
- Enjoy your reading time!! :D
- Read it within 4-6 weeks,
- Share your thoughts about the book with us,
- *In advance* try to ask the next reader's addy to be able to mail the book after finishing,
- In case of any delay, please inform us under your JE,
- Make a (Controlled) Release JE after/before posting the book on.

** Thanks to participate in the ray! **
I am very grateful to those who take on international shipping! :-)

Participants so far:
Read and passed on: 1. jessibud (CAN),

Reading now: 2. ladyofunicorns (USA) - ship int'l

Next readers:
3. klaradyn (South Afrika) - ship Intl'
4. bilbi (FRA) - ship within EU
5. Smurphie (UK) - ship Int'l
6. penelopewanders (UK) - ship within EU
7. AgnesXNitt (UK) - ship within EU
8. kingfan30 (UK)- ship within EU
9. Bookcloud (UK) - wants to be last
10. ??

STALLED by ladyofunicorns (USA)

Thanks to AgnesXNitt we had got a replace copy to finish this ray, but this time it becomes a Ring... click here to know more.

Journal Entry 5 by winghakkalinawing at Budapest, Pest Hungary on Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Released 12 yrs ago (9/1/2009 UTC) at Budapest, Pest Hungary



The ray started!
This little book is flying to Canada!

Journal Entry 6 by jessibud from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Thursday, September 10, 2009
The book is here! Thank you, hakkalina! Just last night I finished my last book and was about to start a new one tonight so the timing is perfect. I can only read at night before bed because I don't have time during the day when I am working. So hopefully it won't take me too long.

Looking forward to another Morpurgo treat!

Journal Entry 7 by jessibud from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Saturday, September 12, 2009
I spent the day today in downtown Toronto, wandering around the annual Cabbagetown Street Festival ( I took in the garage sales, the arts and crafts at Riverdale Farm Park, the street musicians and just generally soaked up the great weather we have been enjoying lately. Since it makes no sense to drive downtown to this event (the participating streets are closed off to vehicular traffic) I rode the subway. The Wreck of the Zanzibar is the perfectly sized book for commuter reading. I started reading it on the trip down, and finished it on the trip back home!

I really loved this little book. Michael Morpurgo has a real talent for drawing in a reader right from the first page. You begin to read, and before you know it, the story is done! This story made me ache, and feel tears but also, smile! Very Morpurgo!

I will have it in the mail tomorrow or Monday, at the latest. Thanks for starting this ray, hakkalina!

Journal Entry 8 by ladyofunicorns from Santa Fe, New Mexico USA on Sunday, October 11, 2009
I checked my mail this evening and guess what was in there?! This book! Yipee! I think this one took a trip around the country before it made it to me...I swear. I am in the middle of reading another bookray but as soon as I am done that, I will read this one. Shouldn't be anymore than a week. As soon as I have read it, I will send it on.

Journal Entry 9 by ladyofunicorns at Santa Fe, New Mexico USA on Thursday, December 29, 2016
It was a cute book. Thanks for letting me read it.

I am contacted the owner of the ring to see what to do with it.

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