Hot off the press and ready for the Christmas gift giving comes The Longest Whale Song. Ellas life isn’t going so great. She doesn’t like her grumpy step-dad, baby Sam cries all the time and her best friend wants to be friends with Dory. The worst, worst, worst thing of all is that her mum is in hospital in a coma.
Ellas school project on Whales helps Ella discover that Whales sing to each other underwater and lots of other amazing things about them. Could a whale song help them get through to her mum?
This is yet another very readable book by Jacqueline. Ella does alot of growing up in this book and a number of her relationships with people change. She even makes a new friend. The medical stuff about Ellas mum can be quite difficult to read so I’m recommending this for intermediate aged kids 11 to 13.