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Product description

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. With striking illustrations by Michael Foreman, this is a glorious tale based on a true event, from one of the best-loved children’s writers of all time.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781406315592

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Date published

August 3rd, 2009

Lexile measure

720L 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: 4.5; Middle years; 1.0 points

Other details
  • 80 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

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What kids think

  1. 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
  2. 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

  3. 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
  4. booksrcul
    on 17 September 2011

    This book is really sad at the end!!

    2out of 5
  5. luvluv20122000
    on 23 April 2011

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

    5out of 5