Mama Seeton's Whistle by Jerry Spinelli
  

Mama Seeton's Whistle

Written by Jerry Spinelli
Illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Synopsis

Mama Seeton's Whistle by Jerry Spinelli

Without even thinking about it,Mama Seeton puckered her lips and whistled.It was not a loud whistle.Or a fancy whistle.Just a simple two-note whistle.When Mama Seeton whistles, her children run home for chocolate cake, hugs, kisses, and shared memories. But as time passes, they travel farther and farther away from the familiar sound. Can mama's whistle be heard all over the world, and bring her children home one more time?

Reviews

[A] nurturing look at the enduring love between a mother and her children.

* Spinelli and Pham make beautiful music together, creating an unabashedly old-fashioned family fable that should leave readers of all ages snuggling a little closer to one another.

* Fun and memories mix here, delightfully demonstrating the old adage, there's no place like home.

While the empty-nest trope will appeal to adults more than kids, youngsters will understand both the love and the silliness of a family call....

About the Author

Jerry Spinelli

Jerry Spinelli is a well known American children’s author specializing in novels written for and about early adolescence and winner of the Prestigious American Book Award, the Newbery Medal. In 1977 he married his 'stargirl' wife Eileen Mesi and is the father of 6 children.

Jerry first decided he wanted to become a writer at the age of 16, when his high school football team won a big game. He wrote a poem about this, and the next day the poem was published in the local newspaper. His passion for writing remained although it wasn't until much later that he was first published in book form. Since then his books have been a massive hit in the US but yet to hit the big time here in the UK. So here's your chance to grab a bit of Spinelli - your teenage children will thank you for the introduction.

He's loved by the media as much as he's loved by the reader in the US. Here are just a few of his glowing plaudits:

‘Spinelli takes his readers on a journey where choices between the self and the group must be made, and he is wise enough to show how hard they are, even when sweet.’ Kirkus Reviews

‘A poetic, allegorical tale about the magnificence and rarity of true nonconformity.’
New York Times Book Review

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Jerry Spinelli
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Author's Website

www.jerryspinelli.com

Publisher

Little, Brown Young Readers an imprint of Little, Brown & Company

Publication date

14th April 2015

ISBN

9780316122177


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