The Heart of a Whale (Hardcover)

By Anna Pignataro

Philomel Books, 9781984836274, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 28, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

In this beautiful story of kindness and empathy, loneliness and love, one creature finds that the help he needs is just a song and a sigh away.

Whale's beautiful song winds its way through the ocean, reaching the farthest of faraways. His song is one of happiness and hope, magic and wonder--and Whale's fellow sea creatures are calmed, cheered, and lulled by it. But though Whale sings his tender song day after day, night after night, Whale wonders why he has no song to fill his empty heart. So when he lets out a mournful sigh, the ocean carries it like a wish through its fathoms, bringing it to just the right place.

Filled with stunning art and poetic language, this poignant story reminds us that being kind and helping a friend in need is sometimes the most beautiful thing of all.

Praise for The Heart of a Whale:

* "Lyrical text . . . dreamlike . . . A sweet cetacean story." --Kirkus Reviews,*STARRED REVIEW*

* "This visually stunning story is as beautiful to see as it is to read." --SLJ, *STARRED REVIEW*

"This is a quiet, gentle love story that will appeal to youngsters." --Booklist

"The text is lyrical and imagistic . . . the illustrations evince an undulating dreaminess. This is a calming and peaceful bedtime readaloud." --BCCB


About the Author

Anna Pignataro (annapignataro.com) is an award-winning and bestselling author who has created more than sixty books for children. Her books have been featured on children's television programs and are published around the world and in many languages. Anna lives on the beach in Victoria, Australia, with her husband and daughter. Follow her on Instagram @annapignatarobooks.


Praise For The Heart of a Whale

Praise for The Heart of a Whale:

* "Lyrical text . . . dreamlike . . . A sweet cetacean story." --Kirkus Reviews, *STARRED REVIEW*

* "This visually stunning story is as beautiful to see as it is to read." --SLJ, *STARRED REVIEW*

"This is a quiet, gentle love story that will appeal to youngsters." --Booklist

"The text is lyrical and imagistic . . . the illustrations evince an undulating dreaminess. This is a calming and peaceful bedtime readaloud." --BCCB