Why the Whales Came

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Author: Michael Morpurgo

9781405229258 | PB | pp. 192 | 2017 | Egmont

Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo is an adventure story rich in mystery and superstition. Gracie and Daniel have been warned to stay away from the Birdman but a message in the sand tells them otherwise…

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Why the Whales Came tells the story of 10-year old Gracie Jenkins who lives in Bryher, one of the Isle of Scilly, off the coast of Cornwall.

She and Daniel have been warned to stay away from the mad Birman, but a message in the sand tells them the Birdman is not what he seems.

Then they go out on a terrifying adventure to a Cove near the Birdman’s cottage and get stranded on Samson Island. Once here they must decide whether the story told by the Birdman that the Island is cursed is true or not….

Author:

Michael Morpurgo

ISBN:

9781405229258

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

192

Year of Publication:

2017

Publisher:

Egmont

Edition:

Reissue

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom

About the Author

The author was born on 5th October 1943 in n St Alban’s in Hertfordshire. He and his wife founded Farms for City Children in 1976 at Nethercott Farm, deep in Devon river country, and he has called the project his ‘greatest story’.

He is a poet, playwright, and librettist who is known best for children’s novels such as War Horse.

He was born to a father who fought in the Anglo-Iraqi campaign during the Second World War.

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