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To the Sea

Cale Atkinson, Cale Atkinson (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.99*
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A young boy discovers that having a whale for a friend makes anything possible in this touching picture book from the illustrator of Night Night, Groot!

Sometimes Tim feels invisible at school-until one day, when Tim meets Sam. But Sam isn't just any new friend: he's a blue whale, and he can't find his way home! Returning Sam to the sea is hard work, but Tim is determined to help. After all, it's not every day you meet a new friend! 

Praise for To the Sea

"A whale's tale that dives deep and surfaces with useful lessons about making, keeping, and helping friends." -- Kirkus Reviews

"An unusual and appealing story about friendship." -- School Library Journal

Praise for Explorers of the Wild

"[An] exquisite book . . . [with] ravishing art." -- USA Today

Praise For To the Sea

Praise for To the Sea:Ontario Library Association's Best Bets Top Ten ListToronto Public Library First & Best

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9781484708132, 48pp.

Publication Date: June 2, 2015

About the Author

Cale Atkinson grew up exploring the great outdoors around Vancouver, Canada. He still never turns down the chance to lift up a rock or log and say hello to any creatures that live below. Cale is also the author of Off & Away and Explorers of the Wild. Visit him online at or on Twitter @2dCale.