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King of the Cloud Forests

by Michael Morpurgo

Escaping from China as the Japanese invade, Ashley and Uncle Sung embarking on a perilous journey across the Himalayas. Then Ashley finds himself alone in the hostile mountains, battling for his life. He is just about to give up all hope, when he has a mysterious and terrifying encounter.

As part of English this term we have been looking at the story of Ashley Anderson, who is sent away from China due to the Second World War, fleeing with his Uncle Sung to safety in India. Together they cross the Himalayan Mountains but they haven't quite made it yet! Instead, Uncle Sung has gone off in search for food in the middle of a blizzard and has not returned! As for Ashley, he has been taken by friendly Yetis back to their cave where they treat him as their leader....


We have all been so invested in this story! Reenacting scenes, interviewing characters, writing and discussing the effects of war and writing poems about the Yetis we have met so far.