Storm Whale

Storm Whale

4.12 (34 ratings by Goodreads)
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Longlisted for the CILIP Greenaway Medal 2018. 'Bleak was the day and the wind whipped down when I and my sisters walked to town...' So begins the story of three sisters and a wild and magical encounter with a stranded whale. With illustrations full of light and movement, a powerful text that reads like a ballad, children and adults alike will be transported to beachside holidays of long ago, feel the wind in their hair and taste the salt spray, as the girls battle against huge odds to save something precious and vulnerable. Both author and illustrator are passionate about the natural world and environmental issues and see the book as a way to encourage others to care.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 240 x 270 x 12mm | 264g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Full colour illustrations
  • 1910646288
  • 9781910646281
  • 749,739

Review quote

'Storm Whale is one of the most sumptuously illustrated, quietly intelligent, and emotional picture books I have read in some time...It begs to be read aloud, and paints a magnificent picture of the atmosphere and the power of the wind and sea...Picture book of the year'- MinervaReads blog. 'This is one of the most beautiful picture books that I have read for a while...I kept going back and rereading and found it almost impossible not to read parts aloud...It tells a story, but a story that makes you think and care' - The Bookbag.
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About Sarah Brennan

Sarah Brennan is based in Hong Kong and her 'Chinese Calendar Tales' regularly make the bestseller charts there. She is also a Writer Ambassador for Room to Read. Jane Tanner studied printmaking and painting and taught for several years before becoming a full-time illustrator, in 1984. She was first shortlisted for the CILIP Greenaway Medal in 1987 and STORM WHALE has been longlisted in 2018. Jane is well-loved in her native Australia and her work has won many awards there.
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Rating details

34 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 35% (12)
4 41% (14)
3 24% (8)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
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