Hester Velmans


Hester Velmans is the author of two children's novels and a translator specializing in modern fiction. Her translation of Renate Dorrestein's A HEART OF STONE won the Vondel Prize for Translation and was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her translation of Lulu Wang's THE LILY THEATER was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
Her children's book ISABEL OF THE WHALES now has a sibling: the second in the Whales Series, JESSALOUP'S SONG (age 10 and up).

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Trailer: Jessaloup's song
Book trailer for the novel Jessaloup's Song by Hester Velmans. Video by Ben Hillman.


Jessaloup's Song
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 40,850. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A sixty-ton humpback whale lies stranded, gasping for breath, on the sands of Cape Cod… and there’s just one girl in the world who knows who he is. When Jessaloup is transformed into a boy, Isabel (now fourteen) has to teach him to walk, talk, and act human, so that together they can raise the alarm about a terrible natural disaster that’s threatening the East Coast.

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adventure    childrens    fantasy    marine animals    mermaids    ocean adventure    romance    teen    whales    ya