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Mama Seeton's Whistle

By Jerry Spinelli (Hardcover Book, 2015)
Without even thinking about it,
Mama Seeton puckered her lips and whistled.
It was not a loud whistle.
Or a fancy whistle.
Just a simple two-note whistle.

When Mama Seeton whistles, her children run home for chocolate cake, hugs, kisses, and shared memories. But as time passes, they travel farther and farther away from the familiar sound. Can mama's whistle be heard all over the world, and bring her children home one more time?

Newbery Award-winning author Jerry Spinelli's sweet lyrical text and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham's charming illustrations show the timeless love between a mother and her children.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $17.00 US/$19.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316122177

    • On Sale Date: 04/14/2015

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book

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Without even thinking about it,
Mama Seeton puckered her lips and whistled.
It was not a loud whistle.
Or a fancy whistle.
Just a simple two-note whistle.

When Mama Seeton whistles, her children run home for chocolate cake, hugs, kisses, and shared memories. But as time passes, they travel farther and farther away from the familiar sound. Can mama's whistle be heard all over the world, and bring her children home one more time?

Newbery Award-winning author Jerry Spinelli's sweet lyrical text and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham's charming illustrations show the timeless love between a mother and her children.

Jerry Spinelli is the author of more than thirty immensely popular books for young readers, including Eggs and Stargirl; the Newbery Honor Book Wringer; Maniac Magee, winner of more that fifteen state children's book awards, in addition to the Newbery Award; and the picture book I Can Be Anything!

New York Times Bestseller LeUyen Pham has illustrated over sixty books, including Freckleface Strawberry and Big Sister, Little Sister.

  • Praise for I Can Be Anything!:

    "A simple concept wonderfully executed."
    (Booklist).

  • "Outstanding." (School Library Journal).

  • Praise for Eggs:

    A Scholastic Instructor Best New Summer Book
    2007 National Parenting Publications Awards Honor

    *"Spinelli deftly handles themes of friendship, family, loss, and resilience in a story that will long linger in the hearts of readers. Elegant and memorable."
    (Kirkus, starred review).

  • "The Newbery Award-winning Spinelli has crafted his tale in simple, vivid prose. Once again, it's his original, compelling characters that set him so far above most authors writing for this age group." (Entertainment Weekly).

  • "A touching tale." (KLIATT).

  • "A lyrical study of grief and hope." (The Bulletin).

  • "Readers will find some of the scenes between David and Primrose vivid and memorable."  (Booklist).

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Mama Seeton's Whistle
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $17.00 US/$19.00 CAN
  • Pages: 40
  • Physical Dimensions: 9" x 11"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316122177
  • On Sale Date: 04/14/2015
Mama Seeton's Whistle