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Why the Whales Came

by Michael Morpurgo - £6.99  Egmont Childrens Books (2007)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781405229258 | ISBN 10: 140522925x

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.

(Price & availability last checked: May 2019)

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