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The Lost Whale

Autor Hannah Gold Ilustrat de Levi Pinfold
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 2 feb 2023 – vârsta până la 12 ani

The enchanting second novel from the author of The Last Bear: the bestselling debut hardback of 2021 and The Times Children's Book of the Week, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award 'An irresistible ocean-loving yarn' The Times Winner of the Edward Stanford Children's Travel Book of the Year 2023 Shortlisted for BAMB Indie Book Awards for Children's Fiction 2023 THEIR BOND COULD SET THEM FREE . . .

Rio has been sent to live with a grandmother he barely knows in California, while his mum is in hospital. All Rio wants is for Mum to get better so he can return home. But everything changes when he joins a whale-watching trip and meets White Beak, a gentle giant of the sea.

Rio forms an instant bond with the whale, and for the first time in ages he feels a spark of hope. Then White Beak goes missing and Rio may be the only person who can help. Can Rio draw on their special connection to somehow find and save his whale .

. . ? Perfect for readers of 8+, beautifully illustrated throughout by Levi Pinfold

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780008412968
ISBN-10: 0008412960
Pagini: 330
Dimensiuni: 133 x 185 x 32 mm
Greutate: 0.29 kg
Editura: HarperCollins Publishers
Colecția HarperCollins Children's Books

Descriere

The Lost Whale is the enchanting second novel from the author of The Last Bear: the bestselling debut hardback of 2021 and The Times Children's Book of the Week, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Award and shortlisted for the British Book Awards and the Indie Book Awards 2022 'Unforgettable highly accomplished animal adventure about the connection between a boy and a whale, with strong ecological themes' The Bookseller, Editor's Choice What if you could communicate with a whale? Rio has been sent to live with a grandmother he barely knows in California, while his mum is in hospital back home. Alone and adrift, the only thing that makes him smile is joining his new friend Marina on her dad's whale watching trips. That is until an incredible encounter with White Beak, a gentle giant of the sea changes everything.

But when White Beak goes missing, Rio must set out on a desperate quest to find his whale and somehow save his mum. Dive into this incredible story about the connection between a boy and a whale and the bond that sets them both free. Perfect for readers of 8+, beautifully illustrated throughout by Levi Pinfold - winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and illustrator of Harry Potter 20th anniversary edition covers.


Notă biografică

Hannah Gold, Illustrated by Levi Pinfold


Recenzii

"This superb story captures the power and mystery of the ocean as well as delivering bite-size morsels of climate change advocacy. Poignant and empowering." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"I loved sailing along this quest with Rio, a character with an abundance of determination and empathy. Full of wonder and longing, The Lost Whale is a captivating story about the desperate search for one special whale who offers a connection to home." — Lynne Kelly, author of Song For a Whale
"The Lost Whale is filled with wonder, fascinating facts and a main character with a heart as a big as a whale. You won’t want to miss it." — Annabel Steadman, author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
Praise for The Last Bear: "Fans of Pax will appreciate this endearing story of interspecies friendship." — Publishers Weekly
“For animal lovers, defenders of the environment, and fans of female-powered stories. Touching and poignant.” — Kirkus Reviews
"Gold has an ear for descriptive language, and the close narration of April's story keeps readers intimately engaged. The book's environmental message is clear without being overpowering, and the combination of internal and external conflicts allows the story to be quiet and dramatic at the same time." — Horn Book Magazine
"A bold, unapologetic look into the devastating effects of climate change and its impact on wildlife." — School Library Journal
“This is an important first novel, important for us, for polar bears, for the planet. It is deeply moving, beautifully told, quite unforgettable.”  — Michael Morpurgo, bestselling author of War Horse