Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Story Books
A Symphony of Whales

A Symphony of Whales

1999 Story Books
Ages: 6 - 10 yrs.
Author: Steve Schuch
Illustrator: Peter Sylvada
ISBN: 0-15-201670-8
Hardcover Price: $16.00
The whale speaks only to Glashka. This is both a gift and a responsibility. When Glashka discovers thousands of whales trapped in an inlet, she finds strength from her gift and derives courage from her responsibility, bringing her people together to rescue the whales. Illustrations by Peter Sylvada are subtly yet richly textured. Conveying movement, concern, urgency, fear, solitude and warmth, Schuch’s story is stronger for them. The historical notes provide an added element to the well-told story.
Review   ©1999 Parents' Choice

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