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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, Electronic 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.

  • * "Spinelli and Pham make beautiful music together, creating an unabashedly old-fashioned family fable that should leave readers of all ages snuggling a little closer to one another." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • * "Fun and memories mix here, delightfully demonstrating the old adage, there's no place like home." (Booklist, starred review).

  • "[A] nurturing look at the enduring love between a mother and her children." (School Library Journal).

  • "While the empty-nest trope will appeal to adults more than kids, youngsters will understand both the love and the silliness of a family call...." (The Bulletin).

  • Praise for I Can Be Anything!:

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

  • "Outstanding." (School Library Journal).

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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