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<p><b>From killers to conservationists, Carnegie-shortlisted Chris Vick tells the story of three generations of the Kristensen family, their history as whale hunters and later their mission to save the great whales and our planet.</b></p><p><b>Summer, the Present</b> <br />Fiery and fierce, computer geek and eco-activist, Abi is holidaying with her grandmother on an island off the Norwegian coast. Having developed and befriended an AI device, Moonlight, she hopes to organise a global protest. On the island, she learns her great-grandfather rejected the family's whaling livelihood, instead creating the first whale song recording. Inspired by him, Abi and Moonlight translate the whales' songs and discover their stories. Whales are under threat, their numbers rapidly dwindling. Abi is determined to help.</p><p><b>Autumn, 30 years later</b> <br />The world's ecosystems are collapsing. There is no sight or sound of whales. Abi, her daughter, Tonje, and a now almost conscious Moonlight live on an isolated island in the Atlantic. They search for any sign of whales, but so far there is only silence.</p><p><b>Winter, the Future</b> <br />Tonje's search was not in vain. Despite climate crisis and the threat of extinction, there is always hope for the future, as nature and technology combine in a captivating, action-packed adventure with a powerful environmental call to arms. For 12+</p>

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Zephyr
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<p>From killers to conservationists, the story of three generations of the Kristensen family, their history as whale hunters and later their mission to save the great whales and our planet.</p>

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'A book about climate change that offers hope as well as despair, wrapped in an action-packed adventure. A powerful call to arms'

Editor's Choice, The Bookseller

'<i>The Last Whale</i> filled me with such powerful emotions – it is a poignant tale of our times told with deep respect and knowledge... Chris's writing shines like a beacon of hope'

Jasbinder Bilan, author of Aarti and the Blue Gods

'A wonder of a book. Memorable characters exploring the mysteries of nature and what it is to be human, beautiful writing and a compelling exploration of the climate crisis. Hugely recommended'

Julian Sedgwick, author of Tsunami Girl

'Charged by super plotting, the infectious passion of young eco-campaigners across three generations, and a powerful environmental call to action, Chris Vick's <i>The Last Whale</i> is a rousing, enchanting triumph'

LoveReading4Kids

'An ode to their immense beauty and power and also how one whale is worth thousands of trees in terms of carbon capture'

Hannah Gold, author of The Last Bear, Winner of the Waterstones Children's Prize and the Blue Peter Book Awards 2022

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The Last Whale
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The Last Whale
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The Last Whale
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<p>Chris's previous novel <i>Girl. Boy. Sea.</i> (Zephyr) was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal.</p>

<p>Tapping into current extinction anxiety and environmental concern but ultimately a story of hope. An action-packed adventure with a strong conservation message. </p>

<p>Author works in marine conservation. He has attended key literary festivals (YALC, Hay, Bath) and is on the schools circuit.</p>

<p>For 12+ readers.</p>

<p>MARKET: <i>Melt</i> by Ele Fountain; Piers Torday; <i>A Psalm for the Wild-Built</i> by Becky Chambers.</p>

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