Author(s): Jacqueline Wilson
Ella's mum is in a deep coma, having just had a new baby. That means Ella has to live with Jack, her hopeless stepfather, and cope with her tiny newborn brother, as well as worrying about Mum. The only thing that's going right is her school project. It's all about whales and how they sing out to each other to attract a mate - sometimes for hours. Maybe a whale song could reach Mum, wherever she is, and bring her back to Ella and baby Samson. Surely it's worth a try?
Another moving and true-to-life story for Jacqueline Wilson fans aged 8+
"A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety." --"The Times"
"She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance." --"Independent on Sunday" "Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues." --"Bookseller"
JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. THE ILLUSTRATED MUM was chosen as the British Children's Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award for DOUBLE ACT, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. In 2010 she was named Britain's most-borrowed author of the decade. 'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES 'She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues' BOOKSELLER