Storm Whale by Sarah Brennan
  

Storm Whale

Written by Sarah Brennan
Illustrated by Jane Tanner

5+ readers   3+ readers   

The Lovereading4Kids comment

'Bleak was the day and the wind whipped down, when I and my sisters walked to town...' So begins the story of three sisters and their wild and magical encounter with a whale, stranded on a beach.

Jane Tanner’s artwork in this stunning picture book is as beautiful as Sarah Brennan’s rhyme that carries us through, the rhythm of each verse a tantalising glimpse into the experience of the three girls on a stormy day. It shows nature as a source of wonderment and awe but also of destruction and fear. Yet once the storm is weathered with courage and care we see the good that has come from it, the difference a caring nature can have on the world around us, no matter how desperate the situation may seem and ultimately that the actions of each one of us matter.

There will be much to talk about within the pages. The illustrations vary from black and white to full colour and complement Sarah Brennan’s wonderfully poetic voice perfectly. ~ Shelley Fallows

Synopsis

Storm Whale by Sarah Brennan

With illustrations full of light and movement, a powerful text that reads like a ballad, children and adults alike will be transported to beachside holidays of long ago, feel the wind in their hair and taste the salt spray, as the girls battle against huge odds to save something precious and vulnerable.

About the Author

Sarah Brennan is Hong-Kong based and her 'Chinese Calendar Tales' regularly make the bestseller charts there. She is also a Writer Ambassador for Room to Read.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Sarah Brennan
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Publisher

Old Barn Books

Publication date

1st August 2017

ISBN

9781910646250

Categories

Publisher Profile

Old Barn Books is an imprint of Old Barn Books

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Old Barn Books is a new, artist-led, independent, publisher of illustrated books for children and gift books for adults. With an office in a barn in the woods we published our first book, Bluebell Bears, in April 2015 and have published a book each month since. Working with creative friends old and new we have published board books, picture books and novelty books. Our list is eclectic and personal and aims to share our enjoyment of great illustration and the things our children love.

Find Old Barn Books on facebook, Instagram and twitter @oldbarnbooks.

Publisher's Website

www.oldbarnbooks.com/


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