Hester Velmans      

Hester Velmans is a novelist, editor,
and award-winning translator of literary fiction.
Her children’s books are about whales and the sea.

Berkshire Book Bag

The Berkshire Book Bag: Families will fall in love with whales and Sheffield author Hester Velmans after reading ‘Isabel of the Whales’ and ‘Jessaloup’s Song’


2014 NEA Literature Translation Fellowship recipient


The first book in the series, Isabel of the Whales, an “eco-romance”,
was a surprise national best-seller.


"The spirit of adventure keep the pages turning...
A fantasy that will satisfy fans of Velmans’
previous work as well as new readers"
– Kirkus






Hester Velmans's books on Goodreads

Isabel of the Whales Isabel of the Whales
reviews: 56
ratings: 309 (avg rating 4.18)

Jessaloup's Song Jessaloup's Song
reviews: 15
ratings: 42 (avg rating 4.37)

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