Song of the Dolphin Boy

Written by Elizabeth Laird

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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

Song of the Dolphin Boy Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9781509828234
Publication date: 08/03/2018
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509828234
Publication date: 8th March 2018
Author: Elizabeth Laird
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Traditional Tales
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks
Other Categories: Books for Boys

About Elizabeth Laird

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 Mortensen

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