A SUNDAY TIMES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK
Dive beneath the waves with this spell-binding adventure of friendship, forgiveness and bravery, set on the shores of Papua New Guinea, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell and Eva Ibbotson.
"I want to be able to call the sharks. Teach me the magic and show me the ways."
Blue Wing is desperate to become a shark caller, but instead she must befriend infuriating newcomer Maple, who arrives unexpectedly on Blue Wing's island.
At first, the girls are too angry to share their secrets and become friends. But when the tide breathes the promise of treasure, they must journey together to the bottom of the ocean to brave the deadliest shark of them all...
"The most incredible story...tender and wise, with themes of friendship, love, grief, revenge and acceptance." Michelle Harrison
"Magnificent and beautiful." Sophie Anderson
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Zillah Bethell was born in a leprosy hospital in Papua New Guinea, spent her childhood barefoot playing in the jungle, and didn't own a pair of shoes until she came to the UK when she was eight. She was educated at Oxford University and now lives in Wales with her family. Zillah has written three adult novels for a small Welsh press. A WHISPER OF HORSES is hMore about Zillah Bethell