The Heart of a Whale (Hardcover)

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Discover the magic in the song of whale as it brightens the sea with the sweet tunes,  singing of happiness and hope. The whale’s song brings joy and cheer to all the creatures of the reefs and seagrass forests as it passes by, but even with his beautiful song and rhythm of the waves above him, the sea grew all too quiet for the whale with no song to fill his own empty heart. The ocean carries his wish over fathoms in search of happiness and wonder in the heart of another.

— From Anna Grace

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:

"A picture book . . . that touches on the wistfulness of solitude and the joy of finding a companion." --The Wall Street Journal

* "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.

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Praise for The Heart of a Whale:

"A picture book . . . that touches on the wistfulness of solitude and the joy of finding a companion." --The Wall Street Journal

* "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


Product Details
ISBN: 9781984836274
ISBN-10: 1984836277
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: January 28th, 2020
Pages: 40
 
 
 
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