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The Stranded Whale

The Stranded Whale

When Sally and her brothers spot a beached whale on their way home from school in Maine, the town races to save the it. Meanwhile, Sally sits close to the whale's eye and assures the stranded creature of its strength and beauty.

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ISBN 9780763669539
Barcode 9780763669539
Published 1 August 2015 by Candlewick Press,U.S
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Jane, Yolen
By Melanie, Cataldo
Availability Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780763669539
ISBN-10 0763669539
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
Imprint Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publication Date 1 August 2015
International Publication Date 16 July 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Jane, Yolen
By Melanie, Cataldo
Category General Picture Books
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Suicide, Death & Bereavement
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 267mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 422g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
Library of Congress Death, Maine, Whales
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code E
Catalogue Code 561577

Description of this Book

Tender and heartrending, Jane Yolen's clear-eyed tale of a child's effort to rescue a beached whale evokes a fierce love of wildlife and a universal sense of loss. Sally and her brothers are walking home from school along the dunes in their Maine town when they come upon an enormous whale. He's stranded on the beach. Her brother runs for help, and many people rally to respond, but the tide is going out quickly and the whale is just so big. Still, Sally is able to sit near the whale's massive eye and tell him he's beautiful and strong, and that she will miss him no matter what happens. Master storyteller Jane Yolen and illustrator Melanie Cataldo have created an authentic portrait of vulnerability that is at once spare, moving, and honest.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A moving, memorable addition to the nature collection. Kirkus Reviews

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Author's Bio

Jane Yolen is the acclaimed author of more than three hundred books for children and young adults, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Owl Moon and the best-selling How Do Dinosaurs series. She lives in Massachusetts and Scotland. Melanie Cataldo is an illustrator who studied at Syracuse University and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. The Stranded Whale is her first book. She lives in Massachusetts.

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