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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 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. With the calamity' ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Van Horton Books (first published August 8th 2011)
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Ashleigh
Sep 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
As a nanny of a ten year old girl, I am always looking for literature that she will enjoy. Unfortunately, I have found that many of the newest books aimed at this group of youngsters are inappropriate, or simply set bad examples for young girls (Twilight). Whatever happened to strong, intelligent, kind heroines like Pippi Longstocking? It goes without saying, that when I received Jessaloup's Song, I had this age group in mind, and hoped that I would be presented with a book that I could happily ...more
Ashley
Oct 30, 2011 rated it liked it
I found this book great, it was unlike the previous book, for I found that ISABEL OF THE WHALES did surpass this book. However, it was still enjoyable and I know that the third will be the best of all. To say there is a third, I hope I am right, because the suspense I felt as I read the last page of JESSALOUP'S SONG gave me quite confidence that there would be one, and I hope soon.
Nora Praban
Sep 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Follow-up to Isabel of the Whales, one of my most favorite books ever. Loved the ending!
Amber
Sep 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Alyssa Pivirotto
Sep 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait to read this book!! Isabel of Whales was my favorite book for about two and half year and I'm embarrassed about how many times I've reread it... think the Harry Potter obsession on steroids. So now I can't wait to read this and I hope it lives up to my standards!!

*Finished*
Amazing sequel to the first book! Jessaloup's Song was the perfect end to Isabel's story and did not leave me with any questions or complaints. Stunning novel!
Taylor
Oct 24, 2011 marked it as to-read
I'm so excited to read this book! I have been waiting forever for a sequel and it's finally here! When I was in 2nd or 3rd grade, Hester Velmans came to my school and talked to us about whales and her book, IOTW. I remember standing in line to get my book signed and meeting her. I also was given a shell necklace that I didn't take off for at least a year. It was my favorite book throughout lower and middle school, and I'm really looking forward to reading this new hit!

Kyla Antonioli
Sep 27, 2011 marked it as to-read
THIS IS GOING TO T BE AMAZING !! I LOVED THE FIRST BOOK!!
Carla Peele
Jun 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A Perfect Sequel, I adored "Isabel of the Whales", even though it is geared towards a younger audience than I am, and I was hoping for a sequel the first time I read it. The story is magical, beautiful... and this sequel does not disappoint. It is three years later, and Isabel still having trouble readjusting to her life on land, though she loves her human family, she misses her whale one. I have to say the secrets that were revealed were not what I was expecting, but, it was awesome. I adored i ...more
Kitty
Nov 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, recomend
This book was amazing, a must read for people of all ages!
Ali Singh
Oct 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Great!
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i read isabel of the whales eleven (ELEVEN!) years ago and it changed my life. i only found out about this book earlier last year, and it's taken me a while to read it, but it is truly everything i could have ever hoped for and more. absolutely perfect. not to be emoTM but im a MESS
Because_I'm_Batman
It was a slight disappointment in some ways I wish there had been a bit more of jessaloup doing things him and isabell hanging talking growing in their relationship. The first was much better in this regard however it was a very lovely wrap up to the unsatisfying ended of the previous novel.
Zo
May 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
I, uh... don't really know what happened.
I read the first book when I was a lot younger, and I LOVED it. The sequel was a little disappointing. The first thing I noticed right off the bat was how childish the writing was- not childish in the sense that it was bad writing per say, but childish in the sense that it's meant for children. I lost count of the number of times the protag said "It was so not fair". Honestly, this isn't really a bad thing. I do realize this book (well, the first book an
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Angela
Aug 13, 2013 marked it as to-read
HOLY HAND AXE THERE'S A FREAKING SECOND BOOK???????
I'VE BEEN DYYYING TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED AT THE END OF ISABEL OF THE WHALES SINCE I READ IT IN GRADE FIVE IT'S BEEN WHAT, FOUR YEARS, AND I STILL THINK ABOUT IT IM LIKE DYING HERE I NEED THIS. I. NEED. THIS.
AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I CAN'T THIS IS TOO MUCH
I WENT INTO A REALLY BAD MOURNING PERIOD AFETR I READ ISABEL OF THE WHALES, IT'S ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I'VE EVEEEER READ AND I JUST FOUND OUT THERE'S A FREAKING SECOND BOOK OKAY THIS IS TOO MUCH
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Caroline
Jun 10, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy
This book was so disappointing... The first was excellent, but I didn't like Jessaloup's song. The plot was hard to believe and stretched the truth, the characters became cardboard as they aged, and Isabel's family seemed not to care about her.
Kazza
Feb 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Longer review when I have the time to do it. Overall though, Isabel of the Whales was better.

**SPOILER** I found Isabel really whiny for the first part of JS, which surprised me considering she was supposed to be older here. Thank goodness it was better as the story progressed.
charmayne
Jan 14, 2013 rated it liked it
It was good...however Isabel of the Whales still surpasses this.
Stephanie
Apr 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, favorites
Oh my, I love this series so much!! I got into it when I was younger, and I still love it! The plot is so original. I hope the author writes a third book.
Isabel
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was not near the love I have for Isabel of the whales, but I still really enjoyed a sort of continuation of the Isabel story!
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