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NEW NOVEL FROM CARNEGIE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR , CHRIS VICK, PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK AUGUST 2022

The Bookseller, editor's choice:

‘Eco warrior and tech geek Abi is determined to help the whales when staying with extended family in Norway, and uses Moonlight, her AI device to translate whale song.

 Thirty years later, Abi and her daughter live with an almost conscious Moonlight on an isolated island, searching for whales, but find only silence. 

 Vick, previously shortlisted for the Carnegie medal, has written a book about climate change that offers hope as well as despair, wrapped in an action packed adventure.

A powerful call to arms.’

'...a hard-hitting, beautifully written conservationist call to arms' - The Guardian


‘ … generation-spanning eco-thriller’  - The Observer


‘A rousing, enchanting triumph' - LoveReading4Kids

'A book about climate change that offers hope …wrapped in an action-packed adventure.’ - Editor's Choice and ‘highlight of the season’ -The Bookseller


‘…tightly plotted and gripping adventure that reminds us how fragile the ecosystem is' - Daily Mail


'The Last Whale filled me with powerful emotions –  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


ABOUT CHRIS

Chris Vick writes books for young people about the sea, danger and the wonder of magic and stories. 

He spent years working in whale and dolphin conservation and a lot of time surfing before enrolling on the Bath Spa MA in Writing for Young People. He has tour books published in several countries.

Chris has appeared at festivals including Hay, Bath Children’s Literature festival and Mare di Libri (Sea of Books) in Italy and has written blogs/features for the Guardian and Bustle.com. on YA issues.

Whether for my own books, for universities, companies or writers of all ages, my objective remains the same: To help you work out what your story is, and how to tell it, as clearly as possible.

He lives near Bath, with his wife and daughter.


Twitter: @chrisvickwrites

Instagram: @chrisvick321

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