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The Stranded Whale

By Jane Yolen
Illustrated by Melanie Cataldo

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.

  • A sensitive and poignant story about loss, in the vein of How to Heal a Broken Wing.
  • Amazing illustrations by a debut talent.

About the author

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.

About the illustrator

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.

ISBN: 9780763669539
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2015
Dimensions: 259 x 229mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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