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Mama Seeton's Whistle

Jerry Spinelli, LeUyen Pham (By (artist))


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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.

Praise For Mama Seeton's Whistle

* "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

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316122177, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2015

About the Author

Jerry Spinelli is the author of many immensely popular books for young readers, including Eggs, Stargirl, Space Station Seventh Grade, Newbery Honor Book Wringer, Newbery Award winner Maniac Magee, and the picture books Mama Seeton's Whistle and I Can Be Anything! He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and fellow author, Eileen.