Why the Whales Came

Gracie and Daniel have been warned to stay away from the Birdman and his side of the island. But one day they find a mysterious message in the sand, and realise that the Birdman is not who they thought. Soon they build up a firm friendship with him. But should they 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 every reader.

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  • A classic Michael Morpurgo book. A sad, funny and magical story. Altogether a fantastic book.

    15 November 2015

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    This book is really good. All Michael Morpurgo fans should read it!

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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.

    Awards

    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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