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Whale in a Fishbowl Kindle Edition
"I'm Piper," said the girl. "And you're lovely."
Wednesday's reflection shone in Piper's eyes.
"But you don't belong in there."
Wednesday is a whale, who lives in a fishbowl. She is called Wednesday because she is right in the middle of everything.
She lives in the middle of the busy streets, surrounded by tall skyscrapers. But, if she jumps high enough she can see a calm bit of blue in the distance. She doesn't know what this blue is, but her heart leaps when she sees it.
When a little girl tells Wednesday she belongs in the sea, she doesn't know what she means. What is the sea? Wednesday has never seen it... or has she?
Touching and uplifting, this beautiful story is about longing to be free and finding your place in the world.
"The tale of how the solitary Wednesday discovers the sea and her destiny is heartwarming,
and readers will cheer for her."—Booklist, starred review
"By reaching for emotional rather than documentary truth, this team explores the injustice of captivity with a gentle touch."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This moving tale of longing and belonging is sure to prompt introspection, likely making it a popular choice for independent reading as well as reading aloud."—Bulletin, starred review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Richard Jones has over 15 years experience in creative arts, and has recently begun illustrating children's books. He is also the illustrator of Town Mouse, Country Mouse by Libby Walden, a reimagining of Aesop's fable. Visit him on the web at paintedmouse.com or follow him on Twitter: @apaintedmouse --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B081TS6P2P
- Publisher : Puffin (6 August 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 24399 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 40 pages
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The artwork simply lovely and perfect for the story. Restful tones yet with clever details. I love the fold out page (up she goes!) - children are sure to love that added touch.
I have already purchased several to give as gifts to friends with young children/having babies. I know this book will become a beloved bedtime story and hold a special place on their shelves.
Troy Howell (author) has captured what is in the heart of so many of us. A longing to be where we should be even when we don't yet know where that may be. Richard Jones (illustrator) has beautifully illustrated this lovely story and has added his own personal touch of "Digger the dog" finding a forever home.
We cheer for Wednesday as she makes her final leap (and this book has that wonderful page that lifts up just at the right moment)! We are thankful for young girl Piper and her wisdom. We watch as Digger finds a family. And we rejoice when Wednesday is welcomed by someone just like her in the middle of the sea.
This book will be cherished by the young and old and everyone in between.