Why the Whales Came

Why the Whales Came

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An exciting adventure from Britain's best-loved children's author and the man behind War Horse, Michael Morpurgo. Gracie and her friend Daniel have always been warned to stay away from the Birdman and his side of the island. But then they find a message in the sand and discover the Birdman is not who they thought. They build up a lovely friendship with him, but when the children get stranded on Samson Island they don't know whether to believe the birdman's story that the island is cursed. Set on a remote island against the backdrop of World War I this story will captivate and delight young readers. Former Children's Laureate and award-winning author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo, again demonstrates why he is considered to be the master story teller with yet another of his beautifully crafted war stories for children.

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 16mm | 140g
  • Egmont UK Ltd
  • Egmont Books Ltd
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 140522925X
  • 9781405229258
  • 7,865

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About Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo: The Master Storyteller. Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo needs no introduction. One of the most successful children's authors in the country, and loved by children, teachers and parents alike. Michael has written more than forty books and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. His novels have been adapted for film (My Friend Walter, Why the Whales Came) and stage (most recently, Kensuke's Kingdom for the Polka Theatre and Why the Whales Came by for Alibi.)

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