This Morning I Met a Whale

This Morning I Met a Whale

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Michael Morpurgo, Illustrated by Christian Birmingham

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  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 84 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 180mm x 10mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 3 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1406315591
  • ISBN 13: 9781406315592
  • Sales rank: 21,325

Product description

At sunrise, young Michael spots a whale on the shores of the Thames and thinks he must be dreaming. But the creature is real and it has a message for him - one that only an open-minded child can deliver to the rest of the world. The whale warns that the earth's days are numbered and that humans must put right the damage they are doing, but how can Michael fulfil his promise to tell others when neither his teacher nor his classmates will believe his story? Within hours, the city and the wider world have learned of London's remarkable visitor, and all eyes are on the whale's struggle against the receding tide. Michael must now join his new friend in a race against time to reach the ocean, and hold fast to his promise in the race to save the world itself.

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Author information

Michael Morpurgo, the 2003-2005 Children's Laureate, is widely recognized as a master storyteller, and has won numerous awards for his work, including the Smarties Book Prize, the Writer's Guild Award and the Children's Book Award (for The Wreck of the Zanzibar). Michael lives in Devon.

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By Glenys Houghton 15 Dec 2011 5

This is such a soft,sensitive story which reaches out to all ages. The whale brings a message to the boy." tell the children,the adults are too set in their ways,tell the children"
Only the children, the next generation can save the planet from destruction and the plight of the them this book...tell them.
A lovely book.