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Book Title: The Whale Who Saved Us

Details: Author: Davies, Nicola

Reading Age: 8 - 9

Publisher: Walker Books

ISBN-13: 9781406356106

Number of pages: 112

Dimensions: 13 x 1.5 x 20 cm

Retail Price: €7.68

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Book Details

An illustrated arctic adventure with bowhead whales, based on a real conservation project, from award-winning author Nicola Davies.

The fifth title in Nicola Davies' Heroes of the Wild series is an arctic adventure based on a real conservation project to protect bowhead whales. Young and troubled Suki is sent to stay with relatives in Whale Bay after Suki's older brother Levi tries to commit suicide. Expecting to be bored and miserable, Suki is surprised by how much she thrives in the natural world: ice fishing, dog-sledding and even witnessing a whale hunt. But Levi's life remains in danger and unless Suki can find a reason for him to live she will never be able to help him. Could the bowhead whales of Whale Bay hold the answer? With beautiful illustrations by Annabel Wright, and information about the conservation project the story is based on, this chapter book for young readers will delight all those who love wildlife and care about conservation.

Review

Gripping arctic adventure based on a real conservation project * Bookseller * Here, and in all he other titles in the series, Nicola Davies shows the importance of protecting all endangered wildlife. -- The Guardian * The Guardian * The fifth title in the Heroes of the Wild series. -- Times Educational Supplement * Times Educational Supplement * Davies' skill as a storyteller is put to good effect [...] Even if the story itself is short, it stays in the memory for a good while afterwards. * The School Librarian * The Whale Who Saved Us is not just a good story for the nine-pluses, but a fascinating glimpse into the world of the inuit people. * Newbury Weekly News *

About the Author

Nicola Davies is a zoologist and award-winning writer. Her books for children include the best-selling A First Book of Nature, illustrated by Mark Hearld, Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes, Just Ducks, shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, Extreme Animals and The Promise. Nicola lives in Abergavenny, Wales. www.nicola-davies.com @nicolakidsbooks

Annabel Wright trained at Brighton College of Art. Her work can be seen everywhere from theatre backdrops to postage stamps, New York subway cars to building hoardings. For Walker she illustrated the poetry collection From Mouth to Mouth, and her other clients include The New Yorker, Amnesty International, The Independent, Royal Mail and The Economist. Annabel lives in Glasgow, Scotland."

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