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Whale in a Fishbowl

Written by Troy Howell & illustrated by Richard Jones
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Wednesday is a whale who lives in a fishbowl smack dab in the middle of a city—it’s the only home she’s ever known. Cars whizz around her and people hurry past; even the sun and moon circle above. But if she leaps high enough out of her bowl, Wednesday can see it: a calm bit of blue off in the distance. When a girl in a paisley dress tells Wednesday “You belong in the sea,” the whale starts to wonder, what is the sea? Readers will cheer—and get all choked up— when, one day, Wednesday leaps higher than ever before and sets in motion a breathtaking chain of events that will carry her to her rightful home. Touching, and ultimately uplifting, here is a story about a lonely creature longing to be free—and longing to find someone just like her.

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Who Wrote Whale in a Fishbowl

Troy Howell

Troy Howell has been writing and illustrating books for more than 25 years. His many awards and distinctions include starred reviews in <i>Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, </i>and <i>School Library Journal; </i>an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists; an Educational Press Association of America Distinguished Achievement Award; and Merit Awards from the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators and the New York Society of Illustrators. Visit him on the Web at or follow him on Twitter at @TroyHow11.

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Who Illustrated Whale in a Fishbowl

Richard Jones

Richard Jones has more than 20 years of experience in the creative arts with a PhD in graphic communication. In his spare time, Richard enjoys bobbing about in the sea, feeding the cat, and licorice. He lives in England.

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