The Longest Whale Song
Another moving and true-to-life story for Jacqueline Wilson fans aged 8+
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?
"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)
"...this story will delight... As always, the characters are beautifully portrayed and you are really drawn ino their lives, especially that of Ella" - www.parentsintouch.co.uk
"The latest Jacqueline Wilson is out in paperback now! Ella's mum is in a coman so can Ella wake her with a whale song? Full of drama, JW fans will love it!" - Go Girl, Go Girl
JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the British Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award (for The Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (for Double Act, for which she 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. She was the author most borrowed from British libraries in the last decade.
'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES
'She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues' BOOKSELLER