Saving Finnegan by Sally Grindley

Saving Finnegan

Written by Sally Grindley

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A powerful novel with Sally Grindley's hallmark theme-driven narrative. In Saving Finnegan it is the important yet often taboo theme of death that is at the forefront and yet she has created an utterly gripping and hugely enjoyable novel.


Saving Finnegan by Sally Grindley

When Finola wakes up and sees the whale on the beach, she can hardly believe her eyes. Soon, she is at the forefront of an island-wide movement to save the whale. But things are not as simple as the young girl would like and she has to deal with the ambitions of a wide group of people. This work is laced with the important theme of death.

About the Author

Sally Grindley

Sally was our Guest Editor for December 2010. Click here to see her book selections.

Sally began writing in 1984 while she was working for a nationwide children's book club. She has been a full-time author since 1995 and has had over 140 books published. She won the prestigious Smarties Gold Prize in 2005 for her novel ‘Spilled Water’, and 'Shhh' won the Children's Book Award in 1992 and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. She has also won and been shortlisted for a number of other awards. Sally is lauded for her ability to write across a wide range of subjects and for a wide range of ages – from street kids to giants and from toddlers to pre-teens.

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256 pages


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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication date

5th February 2007




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