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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. 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.

The Last Whale Reviews | Toppsta

9781803281612
  • ISBN: 9781803281612
  • Pub Date: 4th August 2022
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • Imprint: Head of Zeus
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 320

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  • 'The Last Whale 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
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About Chris Vick

 Chris Vick is a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in Writing for Young People. He lives near Bath with his wife and daughter and splits his time between writing, teaching, and working in marine conservation. He is the author of  Kook   and  Storms  , both published by HarperCollins. chrisvick.co.uk @chrisvick3

 

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