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Little Whale

Jo Weaver


List Price: 17.95*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Korean (10/19/2020)


Come along with a mother whale and her calf as they follow the path of a gray whale migration. From Jo Weaver, award-winning author-illustrator of Little One.
Together, Little Whale and Gray Whale swim under midnight skies and through coral reefs teeming with life as they migrate to the cool, rich waters of the north to feed. Gray Whale gently guides her baby along the way, keeping Little Whale safe from passing ships and dangerous predators. And at long last, the echo of a whale song calls to them through icy water, and they know...they are home.
With gentle text and stunning charcoal illustrations, award-winning author-illustrator Jo Weaver reveals the wonder of nature, the excitement of discovery, the pull of home, and the strength of parental love. Ideal for story time or bedtime, the book is also a wonderful complement to elementary studies on animals and oceans.

Praise For Little Whale

"Weaver's lyrical text is accompanied by stunning charcoal illustrations, which beautifully capture this habitat, both above and below the water line." —Booklist

"A soothing and appealing read-aloud, this lovely look under the sea may spark scientific curiosity in listeners." —Kirkus Reviews

"In broad, charcoal-rendered illustrations, Weaver presents the whales' beautiful—sometimes perilous—journey."—Publishers Weekly

"Dreamy" —Foreword Reviews

"The simple, comforting text and the graceful illustrations keep perfect time, lending a quiet satisfaction to a story perfect for bed/laptime. Inviting to the eye and gently informative, this is a soft introduction to gray whales and animal migrations." —School Library Journal

Peachtree, 9781682630495, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2018

About the Author

Jo Weaver worked in international development and as a support worker at a center for the homeless before turning to illustration. She has an MA in children's book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She lives in England.