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Where land becomes sky and the sky becomes sea,
I first saw the whale and the whale first saw me...
So begins a lyrical journey of wonder and discovery and a very special friendship. But it is also a journey that brings us an important message that the whale wants us to hear, if we are willing to listen.
The Tale of the Whale is beautifully illustrated by Padmacandra and published in the UK by Scallywag Press.
‘Not since The Snowman has a journey conjured so much sheer joy, connection and imagination… empowering and positive, a book that explores our connection with the natural world, text and images working beautifully together.' BOOKS FOR KEEPS
A rolling, rhyming text that scans and richly textured images celebrate the sea through a child’s lyrical journey on the back of a whale. With a concluding call to arms about clearing the ‘plastic soup’. THE SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE MAGAZINE
'A beautifully illustrated and sensitive story that will inspire younger children to consider the environment.' SCHOOL READING LIST
'The illustrations are stunning bringing the diverse life found in our oceans to life for the reader; there is a sense of wonder and exploration on every page.'
'Words and pictures work in perfect harmony.'
Shortlisted for the North Somerset Teacher's Book Award 2021
Shortlisted for the Spark! School Book Awards 2022
Winner of the Derby Book Festival Children's Picture Book Award 2022
Longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2022
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Welsh/English Dual Language