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The Whales' Song
     

The Whales' Song

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by Dylan Sheldon
 

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Lilly listens as her grandmother tells of the whales she loved as a child—how she'd wait by the sea with a special gift, until finally they came, with a gift of their own. The whales fill Lilly's dreams. She believes they will come to her, if only she can show them how to find her. The poetic text is illuminated by breathtaking oil paintings.

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Lilly listens as her grandmother tells of the whales she loved as a child—how she'd wait by the sea with a special gift, until finally they came, with a gift of their own. The whales fill Lilly's dreams. She believes they will come to her, if only she can show them how to find her. The poetic text is illuminated by breathtaking oil paintings.

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"Sheldon's poetic text manages to overlay a homespun practicality with an ethereal, fairy-tale magic. . . . Blythe's paintings are extraordinary. . . . These vibrant panoramas of the sea and of the whales leaping from the moonlit water possess a rare luminosity and beauty that should not be missed." —Publishers Weekly

"In a spare, poetic narrative, Sheldon captures a child's wonder at these magnificent creatures, echoed, in a splendid debut, in Blythe's generously broad oil paintings. . . .  Outstanding."  —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099737605
Publisher:
Red Fox
Publication date:
05/01/2016
Edition description:
New
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
412,255
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author


Dyan Sheldon's New York Times-bestselling novel Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen was made into a Disney movie. Originally from Brooklyn, she lives in London. Gary Blythe is an award-winning illustrator. The Whales’ Song published in 1990, was his first picture book.

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The Whales' Song 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when i was in the first grade. I loved it so much! I made my mother read it every night before I went to bed. And I'm sure someday I'll read it to my children. It's a wonderful story with beautiful illustrations. I definitely reccomend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my book i mean i have been looking for this book for years and know im 16 and you should get it come on! If a 16 year old wants this book? hahahaha!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful story about a little girl named 'Lily'. I have read it to many children ages 6-9 who loved the book. The illustrations are wonderful. I highly recommend this story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a totally cool book. The illustrations are some of the best I (ever) have seen. When I firts read it I was all 'cool!.' Come on, you HAVE to read to read this book!!!