"I disappeared on the night before my twelfth birthday, July 28th 1988. Only now can I tell the whole extraordinary story, the true story." Michael's family are on the adventure of a lifetime, sailing around the world in their yacht, the Peggy Sue. But when Michael falls overboard and is washed up on a remote island, he must learn to survive on his own. Until he discovers he is not alone. Kensuke's Kingdom will give rise to a wide range of follow-up work. Teachers who reviewed the novel for us suggested: diary writing; comparison of both fiction and non-fiction genres; research; hotseating; creative and informative writing. Winner of The Red House Children's Book Award.