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The Forever Whale

by Sarah Lean (author)

Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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Product Description

Unforgettable, moving stuff by the author of A Dog Called Homeless. Can a whale save Hannah’s grandad as his memory starts to fade? A shared story can last forever. Memories scoop you up and take you back to another time, so you can feel things all over again. All their lives, Hannah and Grandad have shared memories, bringing bright things up out of the past. But now Grandad’s forgotten everything. Worse, he hasn’t yet told Hannah his most important memory – the one about a whale… We can think of some truly epic books about age and memory: Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond; River Boy by Tim Bowler. Well, this wonderful book deserves to rank alongside them.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780007512225

Publisher

HarperCollins

Date published

July 31st, 2014

Lexile measure

740L Lexiles are the global standard in reading assessment. They are unique as they are able to measure a child and a book on the same scale – ensuring the right book gets to the right child at the right time.

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.7; Middle years; 5.0 points

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Sarah Lean

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    ReadingMe
    on 24 October 2017

    THE BEST BOOK EVER! Such as touching book! This book has got me through my very hard times! I am sooo happy that I read this! Truly recommend! Its a must have! Thank you Sarah for such a touching story!

    - ReadingMe

    5out of 5
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    Hiitsme
    on 30 December 2014

    Good book!

    5out of 5
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    AngelofDeath
    on 9 March 2014

    It’s a lovely story but a bit boring.

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    Mohsen1010
    on 8 March 2014

    Yet another beautiful book by Sarah Lean, well written with a satisfying ending. May be upsetting for those who may not be fully aware of Alzheimer’s disease. All in all, a very good book.

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    sealsammy
    on 7 March 2014

    very toutching book

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    magic-fairy
    on 7 March 2014

    Unforgettable, moving stuff by the author of A Dog Called Homeless. Can a whale save Hannah’s grandad as his memory starts to fade? A shared story can last forever. Memories scoop you up and take you back to another time, so you can feel things all over again. All their lives, Hannah and Grandad have shared memories, bringing bright things up out of the past. But now Grandad’s forgotten everything. Worse, he hasn’t yet told Hannah his most important memory – the one about a whale… We can think of some truly epic books about age and memory: Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond; River Boy by Tim Bowler. Well, this wonderful book deserves to rank alongside them.

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    Spidergirl
    on 5 March 2014

    This book was ok but wasn’t my type

    5out of 5