The Longest Whale Song

When her mum falls into a coma after having a baby, Ella is left to cope with her well-meaning but shambolic stepdad – and a tiny newborn brother, Samson. Her only respite from all her worries is her school project about whales and the mighty songs they sing. Ella is fascinated by whale song, when whales call out to each other in underwater love songs. And the amazing story of one whale who sang non-stop for twenty-two hours gives her an idea. Could a whale’s song somehow reach Mum and show her how much Ella cares? Might it help to bring Mum back to Ella and little Samson once again? A tender and moving story of hope in hard times, written in the classic Jacky mould.

Praise for Jacqueline Wilson:

“Simply the best. Truly brilliant.” The Sun

“Her books just get better and better.” Girltalk

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    Jacqueline Wilson

    Former Children’s Laureate Jacqueline Wilson is one of the UK’s best-known living children’s authors.


    Jacqueline has won loads of awards, including the prestigious Children’s Laureate 2005-2007, two British Book Awards Children’s Books of the Year for Girls in Tears and The Illustrated Mum, and the Guardian prize for The Illustrated Mum. In a poll to find the Nation’s Favourite Children’s Book Double Act was voted 10th and was the only contemporary title in the top ten.

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