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Free. A friend in the waves (Libera. Un’amica tra le onde)

Free. A friend in the waves  (Libera. Un’amica tra le onde)


Growing up despite the earthquake of your aprents’ divorce, interwined with the fight to save the Ocean and the emotion of a deep bond between a young girl and a whale.

When Alice learns that her parents are going toseparate, she immediately blames her father who isa passionate whale researcher who spends too muchtime as sea, leaving Alice and her mum alone. Whenforced to spend the holidays with him out in theAtlantic Ocean, Alice also brings aboard the Calypsoher anger about what’s happening to her family andher long-standing fear of water. What she doesn’tknow, however, is that accompanying her on her seaadventure is a crew ready to make her feel at homeand, even more importantly, Free, a blue whale whosurvived a terrible accident caused by man. Free isthe greatest gift she receives, an anchor to clingunashamedly to, until something happens, that is,to put the whale and it’s little one in danger: it’s upto Alice and her dad to work together to save thembefore it’s too late.

Genre: Teenagers

Publishing house:

Mondadori Libri S.p.A.

Year of publication: 2020

Published in: Milano

Number of pages: 175

Price: €17

ISBN: 978880472365

Foreign rights manager: Veronica Broglio -

Free. A friend in the waves  (Libera. Un’amica tra le onde)

Daria Bertoni

DARIA BERTONI was born in Milan and has worked for many years as achildren’s bookseller and publisher’s agent. Her favourite things are books, gymnastics, travelling and dogs, but what she cares the absolute most about is encouraging young people of all ages to get into books. She wrote her debut novel “Balancing stars” for Mondadori.