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The Shark Caller Reviews

The Shark Caller by Zillah Bethell, Saara Soederlund

The Shark Caller

Zillah Bethell, Saara Soederlund

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1 review

Category: Children's
Imprint: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 4 Feb 2021
ISBN: 9781474966849

Dive beneath the waves with this spell-binding adventure of friendship, forgiveness and bravery, set on the shores of Papua New Guinea, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell and Eva Ibbotson.

  • The Sunday TimesChildren's Book of the Week
4 stars out of 5
Nicolette Jones
14 Feb 2021

" it has authenticity and fascinating local colour"

This is the story of her friendship (beginning in hostility) with a visiting Japanese-American girl who comes to her island and with whom she shares a strange treasure hunt. Above all, this is an exploration of grief and it has such wisdom that there are paragraphs worth copying to save and reread. It also has insights about ecology and a crushing twist, and imparts some words of New Guinea Pidgin — the chapter heads alone teach you to count in the language.