Jonah's Whale

Jonah's Whale

By Eileen Spinelli; Giuliano Ferri (Illustrator)

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780802853820, 24pp.

Publication Date: January 2012

God made Whale and gave him a home in the blue-deep waters of the sea, a family with whom he could play and splash, and a joyful song to sing. And then one day, when a wild storm raged above, God gave Whale a job to do. Whale"s faithful spirit fills the pages of this vibrant story and gives a new twist to the classic, well-loved biblical tale. Eileen Spinelli"s charming retelling of this familiar story will delight readers of all ages, as will Giuliano Ferri"s rich and vivid illustrations.

About the Author
Eileen Spinelli is a poet and picture book author with a talent for lovable stories that tug at the heart. She is the author of more than forty books for children, including Heat Wave, When You Are Happy, I Know It s Autumn, Thanksgiving at the Tappletons, Sophie s Masterpiece, and Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. Ms. Spinelli lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

Giuliano Ferri has illustrated over thirty-five children's books, published both internationally and in the U.S. His most recent titles include "Peace on Earth: Poems and Prayers for Peace" (Lion Hudson) and "Ant and Grasshopper" (Margaret K. McElderry). Giuliano lives in Italy.