The Fisherman & the Whale (Hardcover)

By Jessica Lanan, Jessica Lanan (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781534415744, 48pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2019

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

Jessica Lanan’s dreamy and dramatic watercolor paintings bring to life a wordless story about wonder in the natural world.

A fisherman takes his son for a trip out on the water. When they encounter a whale entangled at sea, they realize a connection that transcends the animal kingdom.


About the Author

Jessica Lanan grew up surrounded by the majesty of the Rocky Mountains and finds inspiration all around her in the natural world. She is the illustrator of several books for children including Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story and The Story I’ll TellThe Fisherman and the Whale is the first book that she has both written and illustrated. Jessica lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband, baby daughter, and three-legged cat. Visit her online at JessicaLanan.com.

Jessica Lanan grew up surrounded by the majesty of the Rocky Mountains and finds inspiration all around her in the natural world. She is the illustrator of several books for children including Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story and The Story I’ll TellThe Fisherman and the Whale is the first book that she has both written and illustrated. Jessica lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband, baby daughter, and three-legged cat. Visit her online at JessicaLanan.com.


Praise For The Fisherman & the Whale

*"This impressive and eloquent tale is recommended for all picture book collections."
— School Library Journal, starred review

*"This wordless picture book, with its breathtaking paintings of the sea, does a splendid job of helping young readers realize that our planet must be shared."
— Shelf Awareness, starred review

"Lanan’s watercolor and gouache paintings are expansive and cinematic…a compelling tale worth sharing.”
— Horn Book Magazine

"Lanan’s cinematic storytelling pace never flags. She distills the global problem of sea life trapped by nets into a tightly focused narrative in which those who caused the damage are able to save the animal they hurt."
— Publishers Weekly

"Lanan's wordless narrative pulls viewers right into the choppy waves of her gouache-and-watercolor world…This compelling fictional introduction raises awareness and empathy for a very real environmental problem.”
— Kirkus Reviews