Wally The Whale Returns

Wally The Whale Returns

by Stephen George

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This is the sequel to "Wally the Whale" by Stephen George. Enjoy this entertaining adventure of Wally searching for his old friends and the new friends he makes on his journey. There is action and humor throughout the story while introducing octopus, jellyfish, starfish and "the old one eyed halibut" to the list of personalities. This is also written to educate children to some of the factual characteristics of sea life. Adults will enjoy reading this story to children and advanced grammar school readers will enjoy reading this story on their own. Excerpt: An early morning sunrise shined red and yellow streaks across low hanging clouds. Wally's eyes slowly peeked out of the water and saw the colorful clouds moving silently in the pale blue sky. After a deep breath of cool fresh air, Wally took a minute to enjoy the beautiful colors. Wally noticed the sky getting lighter and the squawking calls from seagulls getting louder. Like a noisy alarm clock, the seagulls reminded him it was time to get going. Wally's wide tail made a splash as it gave him a push through the water. The splash was like a signal that today's adventure had begun. It was the time of year Wally would begin his Pacific Ocean migration to Alaska. Like every year on his journey north, Wally would swim through the beautiful islands in the State of Washington. One of these islands, rich with green trees and wild berries, is Camano Island. Camano is pronounced Ka'may-no. This island was named for the Spanish explorer Jacinto Caamano over a hundred and fifty years ago. The beaches and hills on Camano have changed only a little since the early explorers first rested here. Now, this same island is a favorite place for Wally because it is where some of his special friends live. These friends are the neighborhood boys and girls who live on Camano Island. Meanwhile, while Wally was swimming towards Camano Island, the boys and girls were ready to start their trip. They met at the ferry dock at 6:00 in the morning and were the first passengers in line to get on board. Well, all of them except for Cameron. Cameron had forgotten the binoculars he wanted to bring, so he ran all the way back home to get them. The other kids stood underneath the "Ferry Passenger Loading" sign and watched for Cameron to return. The loud deep roar of the fog horn bellowed out from the ferry. The horn was so loud Becky put her hands over her ears to help muffle the sound. "It's almost time to get on board the ferry" said Becky. "Hurry up Cameron!" yelled Graham, knowing Cameron couldn't hear him. "How long should we wait for Cameron?" asked Jeffrey. "We can let the other people in line get in front of us and go on first" answered Graham. After the last passenger in line walked ahead of them, and stepped on to the ferry, they all spotted Cameron. He was running down the sidewalk with his ferry ticket in one hand and his binoculars in the other hand. "Come along kids. The boat's leaving. We have a schedule to keep," commanded the deck hand from the ferry. "OK," replied Ian. "Hurry, Cameron! We can't wait!" shouted Serena. All the kids began yelling for Cameron to run faster. They all stopped yelling when they saw Cameron's ferry ticket fly right out of his hand and into the air. They watched as his ticket fell towards the sidewalk, floating from side to side, back and forth in the air like a butterfly in flight. Just before the ticket hit the sidewalk Cameron made one quick scoop with his hand and caught it in the air. "Yea!" yelled everyone. "Nice catch kid" said the ferry's deck hand as he shook his head in disbelief.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483519111
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 692 KB
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

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Wally The Whale Returns 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a heart warming story and very well written. The descriptive wording made me feel like I was right there with the kids while reading the story. My granddaughter asks me to read this to her every afternoon. I hope this author writes a follow up story to introduce Wally's girlfriend, Wilma.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite Wally is a whale. He's on an adventure, migrating north to the colder waters around Alaska. But first he must help out a large cargo ship that is threatened by a huge tidal wave. Wally frequently helps ships in trouble at sea. He doesn't let people know that he helps. He doesn't want to be lauded or awarded. He just wants to help. Wally has human friends on Camano Island in the State of Washington. The human friends are children. How they became friends is not made clear in the story, but from the dialogue between the children and Wally, it appears that they have known each other since both the children and Wally were younger. Wally is injured by a ferry boat as he approaches Camano Island. Octopuses and jellyfish help Wally's tail to heal. When Wally goes searching for the children, his human friends, he finds them on the same ferry boat that had cut his tail. The ferry boat is stuck on a sandbar and needs help to get off the sandbar. While Wally is helping, the children recognize their friend, Wally. The children orchestrate the captain and his crew to work with Wally and Wally's sea-friends in the water to release the ferry. Will they succeed? Stephen George has written a good story for young people that emphasizes the importance of working together and helping others. This is also an educational story about creatures of the ocean. The book still needs some formatting and editing, but otherwise, it is a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an exceptional nice story. Very good attention to detail without distracting from the flow of the story. I could feel myself relating more and more to the characters as story develops.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Me dunno.