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Singing Home the Whale

Singing Home the Whale (Paperback)

By Hager, Mandy

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An extraordinary story of a boy who protects a baby orca that locals believe is threatening their livelihood. Will Jackson is hiding out, a city boy reluctantly staying with his uncle in small town New Zealand while he struggles to recover from a brutal attack and the aftermath o...f a humiliating YouTube clip gone viral. After he discovers a young abandoned orca his life is further thrown into chaos, when he rallies to help protect it against hostile, threatening interests. As Will's story unfolds, it is interspersed with the last song of The Chronicle, the orca's reflection as he looks back over his life and his connection to Will, and passes on to others the lessons he has learnt about human behaviour and how to live a good life. His unique voice issues a love song to the planet and celebrates the special bond that builds between him and this very human boy through the love of song. This is a beautifully touching, rich and layered story by an award-winning writer for young adults.
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ISBN 9781775536574
Published NZ 5 Sep 2014
Publisher Random House
Format Paperback
206 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781775536574
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House New Zealand Ltd
Published 5 Sep 2014
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hager, Mandy
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Animal Stories
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
LIANZA 2015 Finalists: Young Adult Award
NZ Book Awards Finalists 2015 - Young Adults
NZ Childrens Book Awards Winners 2015
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 39mm
Dewey Code 823.2
Weight 299g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult