The Shark Caller

The Shark Caller

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 04/02/2021
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The Shark Caller
A fresh title for children's literature
This is such a beautiful story; it follows Blue Wing, a young girl living on an island in Papua New Guinea with her waspapi Siringen, someone who is caring... READ MORE
Ariana

Synopsis

I want to be able to call the sharks. Teach me the magic and show me the ways.

Blue Wing is desperate to become a shark caller, but instead she must befriend infuriating newcomer Maple, who arrives unexpectedly on Blue Wing's island. At first, the girls are too angry to share their secrets and become friends. But when the tide breathes the promise of treasure, they must journey together to the bottom of the ocean to brave the deadliest shark of them all... 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.

  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781474966849
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 310g
  • Dimensions: 201 x 139 x 24 mm

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The Shark Caller
Superb!!
Thank you to the publishers for this review copy which I received quite sometime ago and even though I had heard only exceptional things about it... I am s... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Shark Caller
Incredible
A gorgeous story about love, loss, friendship, revenge and acceptance. Zillah Bethell's writing is incredible, full of wisdom and hope, and the ending is a... READ MORE
Michelle Harrison
The Shark Caller
Spirited Travel Adventure- If you loved The Whale Rider, you must read this!
You know it's 5 star when you re-read it as soon as the tears are dry. This beautiful, mesmerising tale of acceptance, culture & forgiveness swept me deep... READ MORE
beth weekes
The Shark Caller
Adventure, friendship and coming to terms with loss
This was a wonderful book, I absolutely loved it. Essentially a story about coming to terms with loss and moving on, this tale weaves together friendship, ... READ MORE
Cathy Petersen
The Shark Caller
A rich setting, strong characters and a message of friendship and strength
Set in Papua New Guinea, the setting was one of my favourite things about the book. Vividly depicted and steeped in the village’s culture and customs, I fe... READ MORE
Rachael at Altrincham
The Shark Caller
Dive to the deepest depths of your heart in this captivating & deeply moving book.
Atmospheric, captivating and deeply moving, The Shark Caller is difficult to put down once started and difficult to forget once finished - it's once of tho... READ MORE
Emma Kuyateh
The Shark Caller
A book of rare beauty, simply stunning read. Future classic in the making.
Occasionally a book comes along that draws me in entirely with its compelling story and characters. This is one of those stories. It evoked images of som... READ MORE
Andrew Rough
The Shark Caller
A masterfully written future classic
Occasionally a book comes along that draws me in entirely with its compelling story and characters. This is one of those stories. It evoked images of som... READ MORE
Andrew Rough
The Shark Caller
A beautiful, powerful and emotional story!
The Shark Caller is a beautiful book set on the island of Papua New Guinea. The story is told by Blue Wing, two years after her parents were attacked and k... READ MORE
Amy B
The Shark Caller
Written from the Heart ...
What a treat! A beautiful, clever and heartfelt story about friendship and acceptance. It’s full of hope and gentle wisdom. I’d urge everyone to read this... READ MORE
Sharon Hopwood
The Shark Caller
Simply Beautiful
My goodness, what a truly beautiful book. I really didn't expect to finish it crying, but here we are, it was so moving. The book is about friendship, grie... READ MORE
Katie Springett
The Shark Caller
Simply sublime
Blue Wing aches to be a shark caller, but there are two problems: she is a girl, and she is, according to her waspapi, too angry. She is angry with the wes... READ MORE
Tracy Parvin
The Shark Caller
A tale of friendship, forgiveness and courage.
Blue Wing aches to be a shark caller, but there are two problems: she is a girl, and she is, according to her waspapi, too angry. She is angry with the wes... READ MORE
Tracy Parvin
The Shark Caller
A stunning, powerful and moving story of friendship, grief and acceptance set in Papua New Guinea
The Shark Caller is a stunning and powerful story which wove its magic straight into my heart; an unforgettable tale set on the beautiful island of New Ire... READ MORE
BookCraic
The Shark Caller
Simply beautiful
The Shark Caller by Zillah Bethell is an enchanting story (suggested 9) set on Papua New Guinea's New Ireland. Told from the point of view of Blue Wing, a ... READ MORE
Holly McCann
The Shark Caller
This story will capture your heart and set your brain buzzing with thoughts!
I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley and Usborne in return for an honest review. This is a beautiful story full of rich descriptions and gentle w... READ MORE
Caitlyn Gilbert
The Shark Caller
Don't miss this!
This is an astonishing and beautiful book. It is such a rich read - the characters, themes, the setting, the story itself. Absolutely gorgeous. It fits the... READ MORE
Clare Wallace
The Shark Caller
A truly remarkable story!
Thank you to NetGalley and Usborne books for this eARC. This truly is a remarkable story of friendship, family, grief, loss and acceptance. We are swept ... READ MORE
Mrs G Librarian
The Shark Caller
A stunning tale
The Shark Caller is a powerful story of loss, friendship and acceptance. I was immediately transported to the shores of Papua New Guinea which are vivid... READ MORE
Nicola Webber
The Shark Caller
A gorgeous and astonishing story of friendship and discovery
As the year draws to its end, I’ve been fortunate enough to read a few books recently which will be published early next year. The latest of these is this ... READ MORE
Jacqui  Sydney
The Shark Caller
Amazing story, depth and adventure, loss and love
This book tells the story of Blue Wing and Maple, a native and new comer to the small island where Blue Wing has lived all her life. Both have suffered the... READ MORE
wendy flood
The Shark Caller
Don't miss this!
This is an astonishing and beautiful book. It is such a rich read - the characters, themes, the setting, the story itself. Absolutely gorgeous. It fits the... READ MORE
Clare Wallace
The Shark Caller
Beautiful story of friendship and grief
I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. If I had not received the ARC I doubt I would have read it, but I’m so ... READ MORE
Denise  Forrest
The Shark Caller
A special and magical book
The Shark Caller Blue Wing is desperate to become a Shark Caller like her guardian, Siringen who is skilled in the traditional and spiritual ways of cal... READ MORE
Larissa Dziedzan  c/o IAN LEWIS
The Shark Caller
Mesmerising, beautiful and harrowing. Magnificent.
Mesmerising, beautiful and harrowing, 'The Shark Caller' by Zillah Bethell is like nothing else I have read. It is uniquely magical, vivid and just utterly... READ MORE
Chris Soul UK
The Shark Caller
Speechless.
The most beautiful and unexpected story. Blue Wing's voice will stay with me for a long time.
Blythe Britz
The Shark Caller
Absolute triumph
This book is an absolute triumph. Set in a beautifully described New Guinea, it is written from the point of view of a young girl struggling with grief. Wh... READ MORE
Hannah Nolan-Neylan
The Shark Caller
Beautifully engaging story of friendship, love and loss.
Such a beautiful and moving story about friendship, relationships, loss and love. The twist within it only came to me towards the end but as soon as it did... READ MORE
Maxine Astirbadi
The Shark Caller
A tale of acceptance
By the shores of Papua New Guinea, Blue Wing argues desperately with Siringen, her waspapi, that she should be a shark caller. It is a tradition that the ... READ MORE
Victoria Bishop