Heart of a Whale
Heart of a Whale

Heart of a Whale

Written by Anna Pignataro
4 - 7
Reading age
Page count
Jan 28, 2020
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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

What Kind of Book is Heart of a Whale


friendshiplonelinesswhalesfeelings and emotionssea creaturesmarine lifesocial themesdepression and mental illness



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Book Details

Publication Date
January 28, 2020
Philomel Books
Page Count
Reading Age
4 - 7 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)

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