Waiting for the Whales

Waiting for the Whales

Sheryl Mc Farlane (author), Ron Lightburn (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459804739

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In this timeless story set on the West Coast, an old man lives alone on a bluff overlooking the sea and tends his garden. And waits. Only when the whales return each year to the bay in front of his cottage is his loneliness eased. One day, his daughter and her baby return home to live with the old man, bringing a renewed sense of purpose to his life. As his granddaughter grows, the old man passes on a wealth for knowledge and wisdom as well as his passion for the whales. And each year they wait together for the whales to appear. A gentle story that illuminates the unique friendship between grandparent and child, Waiting for the Whales also suggests that aging and death are only part of a greater cycle of rebirth and continuity.

Reading Level
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Family Marine Life
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade
Language Arts
English (US)
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