The Great Rock Whale

The Great Rock Whale

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The great whale is huge and lonely, lost in the vast oceans of the world. He encounters strange dangerous creatures in his centuries-long search for his family, those to whom he belongs. After thousands of years of futile searching he loses heart, and stops to rest and sleep under a cliff. During this time he starts to become one with the landscape and elements. His bones fuse, his skin hardens, and his body transforms into rock. He still blows his great lungfuls of air out through his body, being a living force, and thousands of people from all over the world come to watch, unaware that the great rock whale is this force. One day he hears and sees sights and sounds that he recognises. At last he is reunited with his family of whales again as they migrate past him each year along the eastern seaboard of Australia. By being true to himself, and becoming one with the world, he is found by those he belongs to. The Great Rock Whale is a creation story that has archetypal resonance with the idea of belonging in the world today.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 216 x 288 x 9mm | 380g
  • Lothian Children's Books
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 0734410654
  • 9780734410658

About Christine Paice

Christine Paice is as a creative writing and poetry tutor, working with 8 12 year olds, young adults and adults. She has published numerous poems and is represented in many poetry collections, as well as publishing short fiction and plays. She lives in Kiama, NSW, with her husband and three children.



Wendy O Malley is a visual arts facilitator, teaching primary-school aged children and working on community arts projects. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions and won several art prizes and scholarships. She also lives in Kiama with her partner and two sons.
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