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Dolphin song

By: St John, Lauren Dean, David(Illustrated by)

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Part of the The White Giraffe series series
1842556118 / 9781842556115
Paperback
823.92
01/07/2008
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England
20 cm 271 p. : ill.
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Quiz No: 220325, Points 10.00, Book Level 6.60,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 2007.
Real life adventure with a hint of magic. Fresh, original voice in a story with lots of atmosphere and charm. Exotic South Africa with its all its flora and fauna perfectly evoked. Great adventure read for 9-12 boys and girls. Bound proofs available. Rights sold in 11 territories & sales of THE WHITE GIRAFFE over 14,000 copies. Great reviews: 'St John brings Africa to vivid life in this tale of a young girl sent to a new life...the white giraffe, an albino rarity prized by game hunters - the perfect leit-motif for this fragile stirring story.' (Guardian) 'a thoughful, heartwarming read for the

It's June - winter in South Africa, and Martine and her grandmother are enjoying a cold but beautiful walk along the beach when they find a stranded, dying dolphin.

Martine uses her gift of healing to help it back to the ocean but it's only the latest in a series of inexplicable beachings of dolphins and whales - and the start of a brand new adventure for Martine.

After a last stolen midnight ride on her beloved white giraffe, Jemmy, Martine's class is off on an amazing school trip to the islands of Mozambique to witness the legendary 'Sardine Run'.

It's a trip that goes drastically wrong and Martine, with close friend Ben, finds herself swimming in shark-infested waters, marooned on an uninhabited island and suddenly at the centre of mysterious submarine goings-on as she tries to save a pod of 100 dolphins from certain death.

Like her debut novel, THE WHITE GIRAFFE, DOLPHIN SONG has plenty of action and adventure, and delves deeply into Martine's relationships with the people and animals around her.

It makes her question the true nature of her gift, and what she will be called upon to do next.The incredible beauty of the flora and fauna of this little known corner of Africa is richly evoked as a result of Lauren's in depth knowledge and research of the area.

BIC:

5AK Interest age: from c 9 years, YFB General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

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