The Snail and the Whale (Hardcover)

By Julia Donaldson

Dial Books, 9780803729223, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 30, 2004

List Price: 18.99*
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When a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands.  It's a dream come true for the snail, who has never left home before.  But when the whale swims too close to shore, will the snail be able to save her new friend?

From the creators of Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo comes this touching tale of adventure and friendship.  With vibrant illustrations and rhymes that are both playful and lyrical, here is a story that shows us that even the smallest creatures can help others in a big way.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

Praise For The Snail and the Whale

"Along with providing a resonant environmental message, the story lightly demonstrates that friendships come in all shapes and sizes.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review