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At sunrise, Michael spots a whale on the shores of the Thames. At first he thinks he must be dreaming. But the whale is real and it brings a message for him – a message to tell to the whole world. The whale tells him that the earth’s days are numbered and that humans must put right the damage they have done. Within hours, the city and the newspapers learn of London’s remarkable visitor. All eyes are on the whale’s struggle against the sinking tide. Michael must join his new friend in a race to reach the ocean – and in the race to save the world itself.

A glorious tale based on a true event, from one of the best-loved children’s writers of all time.

Product Details

Catalogue number

5132 in Schools Catalogue 2017/18

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781406315592

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Date published

August 3rd, 2009

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AR book level: 4.5; Middle years; 1.0 points

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  • 80 pages
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Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

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Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, weaving captivating stories full of drama and intensity that are coming to be regarded as true classics. Exploring the most profound subjects with a light yet powerful touch, his books tell unforgettable stories in simple, direct words.

Michael Morpurgo discovered his talent for writing while working as a teacher. “We had to read the children a story every day and my lot were bored by the book I was reading. I decided I had to do something and told them the kind of story I used to tell my kids – it was like a soap opera, and they focused on it. I could see there was magic in it for them, and realised there was magic in it for me.”

Living in Devon, listening to Mozart, and working with children have provided most of the stimulae Michael needs to discover and write his stories. He spends about half his life mucking out sheds with the children, feeding sheep or milking cows; the other half he spends dreaming up and writing stories. “For me, the greater part of writing is daydreaming, dreaming the dream of my story until it hatches out – the writing down of it I always find hard. But I love finishing it, then holding the book in my hand and sharing my dream with my readers.”

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    Sushi21
    on 4 March 2014

    I loved the picutres in this book as well as the story. I borrowed the book from the library at first and asked my mum if I could buy it. This one is a book for keeps!

    5out of 5
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    bouncybunny
    on 5 March 2013

    A gereat book until the end it mad me cry although I think every one in the woarld should read it

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    chloe1196
    on 27 October 2012

    this book was brilliant book everyone reads this book this was fantastic i fellt sad when i die i loved it when he swam back i to the sea

    3out of 5
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    booksrcul
    on 17 September 2011

    This book is really sad at the end!!

    2out of 5
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    luvluv20122000
    on 23 April 2011

    It was an excellent book! I cried at the end! I recommend this book to

    5out of 5