The Shark Caller

The Shark Caller

by Dianne Wolfer

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 27/07/2016

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Only a twin from a shark calling family can appease the ancestors and bring a community back together in this powerful and haunting story.


Isabel is on a plane heading back to her island birthplace in Papua New Guinea. Izzy is looking forward to seeing her family again, but there's another tragic reason for the trip. Izzy's twin brother, Ray, died in a freak diving accident, and Izzy and her mum are taking his ashes home for traditional death ceremonies.


After they arrive, Izzy realises things have changed since their last visit. Logging threatens the community's way of life and sharks no longer answer the song of the shark callers.


Izzy's cousin Noah explains that the clan needs someone to undertake a traditional diving ritual. The person must be a twin from the shark calling lineage. The dive will be perilous.


And Izzy is the last twin.


Will she have the courage to attempt the dive? And what deep, dark secrets will the ocean reveal if she does?

ISBN:
9780143780540
9780143780540
Category:
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
27-07-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Australia
Dianne Wolfer

Dianne Wolfer is the author of more than 15 books for teenagers and young readers. Light Horse Boy was a Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour Book and won the 2014 Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for Children’s Books. Granny Grommet and Me, inspired by surfing grandmas, was also on the CBCA shortlist.

Lighthouse Girl, winner of a West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award, explores the story of Fay Howe, the Albany lighthouse keeper’s daughter who signalled to soldiers in 1914.

It inspired the hugely popular Royal de Luxe performance of The Giants at Perth Festival (2015). The Shark Caller is a CBCA Notable Book and is shortlisted for the WAYBRA children’s choice awards.

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