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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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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  • charlie by may
  • 11-14-17

Sad

It's sad but happy and I love it its so nice I wish it would go on forever