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The Longest Whale Song

Written by Jacqueline Wilson

Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

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?

The Longest Whale Song Press Reviews

I felt The Longest Whale Song with its honest characters and dialogue, its unique coverage of the trauma Ella and her family experience, and its ability to unite readers with Ella's coping process is a tender, moving story in the classic Wilson mould. -- Alison Nolan Inis (Ireland) 20100901 ...this story will delight... As always, the characters are beautifully portrayed and you are really drawn ino their lives, especially that of Ellie. 20101103 No one is better than Jacqueline Wilson at entering into the daily ups and downs of childhood, while being sympathetic but not sentimental. -- Juliet Townsend Spectator 20101204 Jacquelin Wilson is a fantastic author whose books strongly inspire me. Many children will be able to relate to this book, so I truly recommend it to anyone from eight to 12-years-old. I could not put it down, it was a very enjoyable book to read. I really hope you like this book as much as I did. -- Molly Leckerman Newham Recorder 20101117 Wilson maybe a little mawkish a times, but her grip on what little girls are made of is a sure thing. The Independant on Sunday 20101212

Book Information

ISBN: 9780385618151
Publication date: 30th September 2010
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages

About Jacqueline Wilson

JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. THE ILLUSTRATED MUM was chosen as the British Children's Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award for DOUBLE ACT, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. In 2010 she was named Britain's most-borrowed author of the decade. 'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety' ...

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