The Forever Whale

Unforgettable, moving stuff by the author of A Dog Called Homeless. Can a whale save Hannah’s grandad as his memory starts to fade? A shared story can last forever. Memories scoop you up and take you back to another time, so you can feel things all over again. All their lives, Hannah and Grandad have shared memories, bringing bright things up out of the past. But now Grandad’s forgotten everything. Worse, he hasn’t yet told Hannah his most important memory – the one about a whale… We can think of some truly epic books about age and memory: Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond; River Boy by Tim Bowler. Well, this wonderful book deserves to rank alongside them.

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    THE BEST BOOK EVER! Such as touching book! This book has got me through my very hard times! I am sooo happy that I read this! Truly recommend! Its a must have! Thank you Sarah for such a touching story!

    - ReadingMe

    24 October 2017

  • loved it

    Good book!

    30 December 2014

  • It’s a lovely story but a bit boring.

    9 March 2014

  • Yet another beautiful book by Sarah Lean, well written with a satisfying ending. May be upsetting for those who may not be fully aware of Alzheimer’s disease. All in all, a very good book.

    8 March 2014

  • very toutching book

    7 March 2014

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    We love Sarah Lean’s moving, magical stories of animals, families and friendship. She’ll be everywhere in 2014 as one of the official World Book Day authors.

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