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Publisher's Summary

Ella's mum is in a deep coma, having just had a new baby. That means Ella has to live with Jack, her hopeless stepfather, and cope with her tiny newborn brother, as well as worrying about Mum.

The only thing that's going right is her school project. It's all about whales and how they sing out to each other to attract a mate - sometimes for hours. Maybe a whale song could reach Mum, wherever she is, and bring her back to Ella and baby Samson. Surely it's worth a try?

©2010 Jacqueline Wilson (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Wilson's clear, honest writing crackles through this moving tale ... This absorbing novel packs an emotional punch which should satisfy Wilson's many fans, old and new." ( Booktrust)
"This story will delight ... As always, the characters are beautifully portrayed and you are really drawn into their lives, especially that of Ella" (Parents In Touch)
"With its honest characters and dialogue, its unique coverage of the trauma Ella and her family experience, and its ability to unite readers with Ella's coping process is a tender, moving story in the classic Wilson mould." ( Inis)

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  • Kiera
  • 10-21-16

Great

I loved it! An inspirational, beautiful story. I would recommend it to readers aged 9-12.

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  • Min
  • 03-04-17

amazing

I recommend this heart ❤ waming tail of a girl with her stepfather whilst her mum is in hospital

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  • LanaGower
  • 09-01-16

The longest whale song review

The longest whale song is about a girl called Ella who has a lovely mum and a stepdad not to her taste. When her mum has a baby, Ella's mum is terribly ill and is put in a coma. Ella has to cope with all the problems that come her way, including meeting her real dad and taking in that her best friend has abandoned her. Will Ella's love and the longest whale song bring mum back?
This book shows what life is like for others and what they've been through. This book is brilliant and very well thought through.
By Katya Gower age 9.

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  • Laura Stockwell
  • 01-05-22

𝔸𝕞𝕒𝕫𝕚𝕟𝕘! :) ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩

This is one of the saddest yet most brilliant books I've ever read/listend! it had me on the edge of my seat the entire time! I could somewhat relate to Ella٫ and I know someone just like Martha! they however did not rip apart one of my projects! Thank you Jaqueline Wilson٫ you never fail to come out as my favorite author :)

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  • Gilly
  • 07-03-21

Really enjoyed

Hi

I really like this book to some people this may seem a childish book but you forget that as soon as you hear the first word my only one complaint is that if you don’t like cliffhangers then you might not like it I will admit that (spoiler) that when I read the end and it turns out to be a cliffhanger (told you spoiler) that I threw the book onto the bed but when I listened to this on audiobook I listened to it every night after I am actually listening to it while I am writing this now I will say that the narrator did an amazing job
(Sorry I haven’t used full stops i just can’t really be bothered to🙃

Thx for reading
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  • Mum of 2
  • 03-22-15

BEST STORY EVER!!!!!

With this book you will never now what will happen till the very end so it always leaves you on a cliffhanger. And I love love love it 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😄😄😄😄😄😘😘😘😘😘😘

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  • Penelope
  • 02-27-11

The Longest Whale Song

This story really shows how people express their feelings when something awful happens to a family member.
I really recommend this audiobook to all Jacqueline Wilson fans and if you've never read her books then give this one a try. :-)
Bryony aged 8.5years :-)

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  • Templemoose
  • 09-29-22

AMAZING

LOVED IT SO MUCH AMAZING STORY, READER AND ... JUST EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING EVERYONE SHOULD LISTEN AND READ!!!!!

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  • Mrs C
  • 06-02-22

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I liked the audiobook. It was moving and very enjoyable. I really like how Ella fights through when times are hard.

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  • Anna P.
  • 08-02-21

AWESOME!!!!!

I loved this book but it was very sad in place.The end was great!

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