Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Reading - Little Manfred

Little Manfred by Michael Morpurgo
A Junior Fiction
It is the summer of 1966, and Charley and her little brother, Alex, are walking their dog Manfred on the beach when they notice two old men, staring out to sea.  A chance encounter brings them together and slowly Charley and Alex learn of their mother's past and the frendships that can be formed in the most difficult of circumstances.  For in 1945, their farmstead home was a posting for German prisoners of war, and their mother Grace was just a littlt girl .....
In the Imperial War Museum is a wooden Dachshund, carved by a German prisoner of war who was working on a British farm after the fighting ended.  This is the story of how it got there.

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