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Why the Whales Came

by Michael Morpurgo
£5.99   paperback  Egmont Childrens Books (2007)

Why the Whales Came by 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.

ISBN 13: 9781405229258 | ISBN 10: 140522925x