Watch Hannah Gold talk about The Lost Whale, and share some gorgeous images from the book!
You might remember Hannah Gold's first novel, The Last Bear, where a girl tries to help a stranded polar bear. The Lost Whale is Hannah's new book, and it is also illustrated by Levi Penfold. In this short video, Hannah Gold tells us about The Lost Whale, researching the book and encouraging us to change our habits to help the environment.
You can also read a chapter extract from The Lost Whale.
Here's a written Q&A with Hannah Gold, talking about what inspired her to write The Lost Whale.
The Lost Whale
What if you could communicate with a whale? Rio has been sent to live with a grandmother he barely knows in California, while his mum is in hospital back home. Alone and adrift, the only thing that makes him smile is joining his new friend Marina on her dad's whale watching trips. That is until an incredible encounter with White Beak, a gentle giant of the sea changes everything. But when White Beak goes missing, Rio must set out on a desperate quest to find his whale and somehow save his mum.
Dive into this incredible story about the connection between a boy and a whale and the bond that sets them both free. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Levi Pinfold. (Ages 9+)