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A beautiful, epic coming-of-age novel and an ancient Irish legend is rewoven as a stunning YA story
Shortlisted for CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021 | Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021
When a dolphin takes up residence in Ross Bay, Emer and her best friend, Fee, feel like they have an instant connection with it. Then Dog Cullen and his sidekick, Kit, turn up, and the four friends begin to sneak out at midnight to go down to the beach, daring each other to swim closer and closer to the creature…Who cares if a neighbouring gang is raging about the fortune ‘dolphin fever’ brings to Emer’s small village? Emer has never felt so alive. The summer days get longer and hotter. Something wild and dangerous simmers in the air. Love feels fierce, old hatreds fester, and suddenly everything feels worth fighting for.
In this beautiful, epic coming-of-age novel, an old tale is rewoven as a stunning YA story by well-known Irish author/illustrator Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick.
I kept clear of Dog Cullen. Till the summer we turned seventeen, the summer the dolphin came to Carrig Cove . . .
'An entirely compelling, yet beautiful novel that captures the essence of growing up. I loved it' Sarah Crossan
'An instant classic. Fitzpatrick breathes modern magic into an ancient legend. A wonderful book' Eoin Colfer
|Publication date:||2nd April 2020|
|Publisher:||Faber & Faber|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers, YA readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Romance / Relationship Stories|