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Out of the Ashes Paperback – 20 Jul 2001
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Michael Morpurgo has managed to distil so much of the pain and anguish that has been inflicted on farming communities throughout the UK by Fooot and Mouth Disease.
Although written through the eyes of a child, for other children, the simplicity and authenticity of the writing is quite breathtaking.
Many journalists and broadcasters have used millions of words and countless images to bring the ravages of FMD to our living rooms, but this work has the power of personal experience, etched on every line - experience that you have to live through in order to communicate in this way.
The reality of farming is here; not some bucolic never, never land, but a real working environment where animals are not pets, but where they are treated with the inate respect that makes the true stockman. Here is the hard work, the generations of effort, the "feel" for the land and the livestock - unsentimental surely, but realistic and caring in our relationships with our natural and living landscape.
Having seen my family live through all the worry, uncertainty and heartache expressed here, I can only commend this book to anyone who wants to understand just a little better why this plague has been, and continues to be such a heartrendingly cruel blow to rural Britain.
Well done Michael Morpurgo for conveying what so many of us have felt over the last months and been so lamentably unable to express to others.
Please read it!
For a book to be written in such a short time, and be so topical on its release, is amazing if not unique. As a reader who is not directly involved in the foot-and-mouth crisis I feel that Michael Morpurgo has enabled the reader to empathise with the plight of the farmer in these harrowing and distressing times. Once again, Morpurgo is not afraid to deal with death and other difficult topics in his childrens' books.
Definitely one of his more thought provoking reads.
Out of the Ashes is the best book ever written by the best ever author.
Out of the Ashes is very very sad. The book is about a girl called Becky who writs a diary of the tragic time on her fathers farm.
READ THE BOOK to find out what happens next!!!
I read this in one day because it was so good. There are some very sad bits though, so be for warned.
In all a good book.
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