The Boy and the Whale

Written and Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein

A boy and his father discover a whale tangled in their only fishing net. Is the whale dead? While the man worries about losing their net, the boy worries about the whale. He remembers the fear he felt when, caught in a net himself in childhood, he almost drowned before being rescued by his father. When the whale blinks an enormous eye, the boy knows that he has to try to save the creature, no matter how dangerous doing so may be.

Age Range 4 - 7 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
40
Publisher
Roaring Brook Press
Grade Level Pre-K - 2nd
ISBN
9781626725058
Lexile AD510L
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