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The Longest Whale Song

Written by Jacqueline Wilson

Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

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LoveReading View on The Longest Whale Song

Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson captures a welter of emotions in this heart-rending story of how Ella copes when her mother is in a coma. Ella doesn’t like much about her life – especially her step-father Jack, her new home far away from her friends or the thought of her mother having a new baby. But, when the baby is born and things go so wrong for her mother, Ella learns courage and kindness and that some things – especially having a step dad - are better than she had thought. In this story, Jacqueline Wilson brilliantly handles many of the ingredients for which she is so deservedly popular.


The Longest Whale Song Synopsis

This is a tender and gentle story that will captivate readers of 8+ from bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson. Ella's mum's in a deep coma having just had a new baby. That means Ella has to live with Jack, her hopeless stepfather and cope with her tiny newborn brother, as well as worrying about Mum. The only thing that's going right is her school project. It's all about whales and how they sing out to each other to attract a mate - sometimes for hours. Maybe a whale song could reach Mum, wherever she is, and bring her back to Ella and baby Samson. Surely it's worth a try?

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780440869139
Publication date: 04/08/2011
Publisher: Yearling an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780385618151
Publication date: 30/09/2010
Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780440869139
Publication date: 4th August 2011
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
Publisher: Yearling an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories
Recommendations: eBooks

About Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson was our Guest Editor in February 2012.  Click here to see her selection of books. Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945, but spent most of her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames. She always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first ‘novel’ when she was nine, filling in countless Woolworths’ exercise books as she grew up. As a teenager she started work for a magazine publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine (which she was told was named after her!) before turning to writing novels full-time.One of ...

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