The Last Whale
The Last Whale
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An action-packed eco-adventure for readers aged 12+
“We are huge fans of Chris Vick - his stories have a classic feel but with so much contemporary relevance, perfectly pitched for tween and early teen readers.”
Summer, the Present
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.
Autumn, 30 years later
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.
Winter, the Future
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.
Chris Vick is a writer and conservationist. He is the author of several books for young people, including Girl. Boy. Sea. He lives near Bath with his family.
Number of pages: 320
Reading age guide: 12 to 14 years
Publication date: 8th June 2023
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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