Depuis qu'April a perdu sa maman, son père, climatologue, s'est réfugié dans le travail. Alors quand ils partent vivre sur une île déserte du cercle polaire, la fillette espère qu'ils vont enfin passer du temps ensemble. Mais son papa est encore plus occupé qu'avant, et April se sent plus seule que jamais...
Jusqu'à ce qu'elle découvre la présence, à l'autre bout de l'île, d'un ours polaire blessé, affamé et égaré, incapable de rejoindre les siens à cause de la fonte de la banquise.
De cette incroyable rencontre naîtra une amitié intense, aussi profonde qu'extraordinaire. Une amitié dont le rayonnement pourrait changer beaucoup de choses...
Et même ranimer la flamme qui s'est éteinte dans le coeur du père d'April.
The Lost Whale is the enchanting second novel from the author of The Last Bear : the bestselling debut hardback of 2021 and The Times Children''s Book of the Week What if you could communicate with a whale?
Rio has been sent to live with a grandmother he barely knows in California, while his mum is in hospital back home. Alone and adrift, the only thing that makes him smile is joining his new friend Marina on her dad''s whale watchingtrips. That is until an incredible encounter with White Beak, a gentle giant of the sea changes everything. But when White Beak goes missing, Rio must set out on a desperate quest to find his whale and somehow save his mum.
Dive into this incredible story about the connection between a boy and a whale and the bond that sets them both free.
Perfect for readers of 8+, beautifully illustrated throughout by Levi Pinfold - winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and illustrator of Harry Potter 20th anniversary edition covers.
Imagine making friends with a polar bear... The Last Bear is perfect for readers of 8+, beautifully illustrated throughout by Levi Pinfold - winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and illustrator of Harry Potter 20th anniversary edition covers.
''This is an important first novel, important for us, for polar bears, for the planet. It is deeply moving, beautifully told, quite unforgettable.'' Michael Morpurgo.
There are no polar bears left on Bear Island. At least, that''s what April''s father tells her when his scientific research takes them to this remote Arctic outpost for six months. But one endless summer night, April meets one. He is starving, lonely and a long way from home. Determined to save him, April begins the most important journey of her life...
This moving story will win the hearts of children the world over and show them that no one is too young or insignificant to make a difference. The Last Bear is a celebration of the love between a child and an animal, a battle cry for our world and an irresistible adventure with a heart as big as a bear''s.
''A dazzling debut . . . A magical, confidently told story - with beautiful illustrations by Levi Pinfold . . . I predict a roaring success'' The Times