A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018
Award-winning Elizabeth Laird’s touching story about Finn, a misfit boy who is bullied at school, finding peace when he suddenly slips into the sea and finds that he can swim with the dolphins brilliantly captures the problem of how an outsider can find a place where they truly belong. But it is also a powerful story about the terrible threat to the sea and all the creatures that live in it from the casual discarding of plastic waste. When Finn realises that his friends are at risk from all the waste he does everything he can to save them. ~ Julia Eccleshare
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for March 2018
The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue
King Coo by Adam Stower
Splish, Splash, Ducky! by Lucy Cousins
We Are Not Frogs! (Little Gems) by Michael Morpurgo
The Sorry Tale of Fox and Bear by Margrete Lamond
Song of the Dolphin Boy by Elizabeth Laird
What Do People Do All Day? (50th anniversary edition) by Richard Scarry
Bird House by Libby Walden
Bug Hotel by Libby Walden
Alone Together by Clayton Junior
The Lost Penguin by Claire Freedman
Finn has always been different, and in the tiny fishing village of Stromhead he sticks out like a sore thumb. Always told to keep away from the water, he's felt that something was missing until one day he dives in and finds that, swimming with the dolphins, he feels completely at home. But his new friends are in danger of being injured by the rubbish that floats out into the water - and now a supermarket is going to release thousands of balloons that could drift out to sea and cause even more damage. Desperate to help the dolphins, Finn goes to the Lighthouse Crew, a group of kids who have always left Finn out. Will they be able to set aside their differences to save the dolphins? And what will Finn discover about his past along the way?
A moving adventure about the importance of looking after your home, from the award-winning Elizabeth Laird, illustrated by Peter Bailey.
|Publication date:||8th March 2018|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Traditional Tales|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks|
|Other Categories:||Books for Boys|
Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of several much-loved children's books, including The Garbage King, The Prince Who Walked with Lions and The Fastest Boy in the World. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal six times. She lives in Britain now, but still likes to travel as much as she can. Read more about the author here. Photo: © Anne MortensenMore About Elizabeth Laird
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