This Morning I Met a Whale

At sunrise, Michael spots a whale on the shores of the Thames. At first he thinks he must be dreaming. But the whale is real and it brings a message for him – a message to tell to the whole world. The whale tells him that the earth’s days are numbered and that humans must put right the damage they have done. Within hours, the city and the newspapers learn of London’s remarkable visitor. All eyes are on the whale’s struggle against the sinking tide. Michael must join his new friend in a race to reach the ocean – and in the race to save the world itself.

A glorious tale based on a true event, from one of the best-loved children’s writers of all time.

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    8 March 2013

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    I read this book a couple of weeks ago and it was so good! It was a little bit sad in some places but really got the message across. I’m going to be a shark biologist when I’m older, but perhaps I’ll study bottle nosed whales as well.

    16 November 2011

  • This is an amazing book about earth and how time is running out. And its true Earth owns us not the other way round, if we dont do something soon there will be no hope for any of us. M.J.M

    23 January 2011

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    Hi I love this book. Please take the time to read this book. From Kim Rawlings Michael Morpurgo Super Fan

    9 August 2010

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    This Is a pretty good book I think you should read it

    5 April 2010

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    Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.


    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

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