Why the Whales Came

Why the Whales Came Gracie and her friend Daniel have always been warned to stay away from the Birdman and his side of the island But then they find a message in the sand and discover the Birdman is not who they thought

  • Title: Why the Whales Came
  • Author: Michael Morpurgo Lee Gibbons
  • ISBN: 9781405229258
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gracie and her friend Daniel have always been warned to stay away from the Birdman and his side of the island But then they find a message in the sand and discover the Birdman is not who they thought They build up a lovely friendship with him, but when the children get stranded on Samson Island they don t know whether to believe the birdman s story that the island is curGracie and her friend Daniel have always been warned to stay away from the Birdman and his side of the island But then they find a message in the sand and discover the Birdman is not who they thought They build up a lovely friendship with him, but when the children get stranded on Samson Island they don t know whether to believe the birdman s story that the island is cursed Set against the backdrop of World War I, in the tradition of Friend or Foe and Private Peaceful Michael Morpurgo brings the emotional reality of conflict to life in a way that is accessible to younger readers.

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    About "Michael Morpurgo Lee Gibbons"

    1. Michael Morpurgo Lee Gibbons

      Michael Morpurgo is the author of many books for children, five of which have been made into films He also writes his own screenplays and libretti for opera Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in 1943, he was evacuated to Cumberland during the last years of the Second World War, then returned to London, moving later to Essex After a brief and unsuccessful spell in the army, he took up teaching and started to write He left teaching after ten years in order to set up Farms for City Children with his wife They have three farms in Devon, Wales and Gloucestershire, open to inner city school children who come to stay and work with the animals In 1999 this work was publicly recognised when he and his wife were awarded an MBE for services to youth He is also a father and grandfather, so children have always played a large part in his life Every year he and his family spend time in the Scilly Isles, the setting for three of his books.

    293 thoughts on “Why the Whales Came”

    1. This is classic Morpurgo territory – a story very much close to nature, set in the Scilly Isles around the time of the Great War – against the backdrop of a way of life largely for the most part now no longer with us.‘Why The Whales Came’ is a somewhat mysterious, supernatural and mystical thriller evoking so well the atmosphere and feelings of a childhood spent growing up in the Scilly Isles at the time of the First World War. As with Morpurgo at this best, this is to put it simply, a g [...]


    2. จัดเป็น coming of age ที่ดีอีกเรื่อง อีกทั้งยังสอดเแทรกเรื่องการอนุรักษ์ธรรมชาติไว้ด้วยเรื่องเล่าถึงความกล้าหาญของเด็ก 2 คน ในความกล้าที่จะลงมือทำ และกล้าที่จะลองเชื่อด้วยตัวเองหรื [...]


    3. Morpurgo's writing style is exemplary. "By now the force of the storm was spent and the wind had died, but the sea was still seething and angry. The waves rolled into the bay from Samson, gathering and rearing as they neared the shore before they curled over to hurl themselves into the hissing sand." (Page 43)"The old man standing in front of me was not at all as I had expected him to be. All my life I had thought he would have the predatory look of an ancient crow under the shadow of his sou'we [...]


    4. This story is quite brilliant. I love the way how the start is quite boring so it grips the reader to the edge of their seat. Then the story becomes more active.To follow Gracie and Daniel through their adventures is interesting. Daniel is brave and outgoing, whereas Gracie is shy and hidden away. This doesn't stop her from facing her fears and following her best friend, though.First of all, Gracie doesn't want to know the Birdman, scared the rumours are true, not only about the Birdman, but abo [...]



    5. I first read this when I was about 8 years old. I remember being very moved by it. I no longer own the book, but when I stumbled across a copy in the library whilst helping my daughter choose a book, I decided to bring it home to reread it. My daughter is only 5, so she isn't ready for it yet, but I am glad that I reread it.I didn't fully remember the story, just the basic outline. I'm not eight anymore, so although I could remember the parts that I had found very moving when I was small, they d [...]


    6. Morpurgo's stories are great for children. Here we have messages written in shells upon the sand from the The Bird Man in the summer of 1914.A view of Samson from Tresco. Samson is one of the uninhabited islands of the Isles of Scilly




    7. Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo4 starsThis book fits into the 'book that teaches you about another time in history' because it is set during World War Two.It is about two friends Gracie and Daniel who develop a good relationship with a man that they have always been told to stay away from because he is 'crazy'. This mans name is the Birdman or Zachariah Woodcock. The Birdman tells them many stories, but none more scarier than the one about a curse on a nearby deserted island called Samso [...]


    8. "Why the Whales Came" By Michael Morpurgo, Is a book about Gracie Jenkins who lives on Bryher in the Isles of Scilly, which is located in England. Gracie and her friend Daniel have been told to never get close to Rushy bay and to stay away from The Birdman. Because of the curse, Gracie gets from the Samson Island, Narwhals are being washed up on the beach. Unless they are put back in the sea, the spell will stay on Gracie forever. As I have said for many other Morpurgo books, his storyline is ve [...]


    9. Got to say that I really didn't enjoy this book. Please bare in mind that I am not a huge fan of Michael Morpurgo type books yet I generally found most parts boring. I was very reluctant to stop half way through as I thought the end may be good yet it was not great. The start of the book really caught my attention but it went down hill from there on. I would not consider trying to read another Michael Morpurgo book after this one yet I did enjoy Kensuke's Kingdom.



    10. Loved this.I read it in two days. Pretty much wanted to stop whatever I was doing and go and finish this book.


    11. I knew this book would bring me to tears sooner or later once I opened it.We used to go sailing once or twice a week before we started working for Snowflake. We painted the boat, served the engine, we sailed on the sea and we enjoyed every moment we could when we were down in Lymington. But all the memories are so faint now like all these things were only in my dreams.In the book Why the Whales Came, the story is set in the seaside around 1914, it talks about swans, gulls, shells, the calm weath [...]


    12. My favourite Michael Morpurgo book I've read by far, and I've read many. This book is Morpurgo's classic style incorporating war, animals and important family matters. I've never read anything like Why the Whales Came before now and I am glad I did as I feel like I have gained something from doing so. Every time somebody says Morpurgo's books are for children and children only I realise how opposite that is- his books are books everyone should read, fantastically written, excellent storylines, g [...]


    13. A delightful read. I had seen the movie years ago but I still remember it and the mood it evoked. Later I was lucky enough to visit the Scilly Isles which I think of as a magic place. So for me the book held some nostalgia reading about the courageous children and the mythology of Samson Island. A quick read for an adult and a challenging read for a pre-teen.


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    15. This book was very bland and dull. I have it points for having environmental protection tones. I chose it because of the narwhals. They were only mentioned on 17 pages. that's it.


    16. Loved this just as much as I did when I first had it read to me as a child 13 years ago. One of my childhood favourites.





    17. I enjoyed this book thoroughly. I found it very intriguing but i still managed to connect with the book and all the characters. Very well thought out and a pleasure to read. Truly brilliant!


    18. Read this when I was very little. Decided to reread. Enjoyed it then, enjoyed it now. Great story from a master storyteller.


    19. This book is called Why the Whales came by Michael Morpurgo. In this story, Gracie Jenkins and Daniel Pender live on the island of Scilly. Everything there is normal, except of course the Birdman. There were rumors that the Birdman is a madman, and he sails to his cursed island called Samson. Gracie and Daniel wanted to sail their ships, but all of the beaches were occupied. The only place they could go was the forbidden beach of the Birdman. They go there to sail, everyhitng seems normal, until [...]


    20. This for me is Morpurgo's best. And really Morpurgo was writing about environmental issues before most even knew what the environment was!!Inquisitive kids, and a village character that everyone tells you to avoid, and you have the basis of a simple story full of morals and substance. This is a great British children's writer, but really a story for anyone.


    21. ‘Why the Whales Came’ is another solid Morpurgo offering (an author who I admire greatly for his contribution to children’s literature). This tells the story of Gracie and Daniel, who live on isolated SamsonIsland. Their families survive by living on the land and sea and, as in many of his novels, Morpurgo captures a bygone era where life was both more precarious and yet somehow more natural and idyllic. The children live in a bubble of security threatened only by Daniel’s volatile fathe [...]


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