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Why the Whales Came
Welcome to the Brownie book club

Brownies, why not take part in our book club? Each month, we review a book. Sometimes they are new books and sometimes they are old classics that you'll find in your school library. Read them and tell us what you think.

Why the Whales Came

by Michael Morpurgo

Why the Whales Came is a story full of mystery and suspense. It is set on the Isles of Scilly during the First World War and tells the story of two children, Gracie and Daniel.

The friends have been told to stay away from the mad Birdman and the cursed Samson Island. But should they believe all they have been told?

Have you read Why the Whales Came? Email the Brownie web team with your book review and you could see it published on the Brownie website! Our email address is web@girlguiding.org.uk.

Anna, the Brownie Book Club Editor, thinks this...

This book is a real page turner. I couldn't wait to find out what happened at the end. Younger Brownies might find some of the words a bit hard but it's well worth the effort. It made me feel scared, surprised and glad!

Anna liked it! She rated it

Chloe thinks this...

This book is really scary. I liked this book a lot.

Chloe liked it! She rated it

Emily thinks this...

This book is really exciting! I like the part where Grace and Daniel were trapped on Samson Island. I also love this book because I love whales. I would recommend older Brownies to read it!

Emily loved it! She rated it

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