The Whale The Sea And The Stars

Gerda the blue whale listens to her mother’s beautiful song.  She sings that if Gerda ever gets lost, she should look to the stars and they would guide her.  When Gerda leaves home, she travels from warm equatorial waters to freezing polar waters. She meets penguins, a grouchy octopus, seagulls, orcas, a polar bear, and a narwhal.  Gerda wants to stop traveling and find a special place of her own. She eventually hears someone singing her mother’s song.  It is Lars, her brother.  She has found the most beautiful bay filled with more and more whales: Beluga whales and grey whales, beaked whales and bowhead whales, humpback whales and right whales, all living happily.  She knows her journey is over.  The luminous illustrations were drawn by hand on a graphics tablet and finished using natural color palettes and textures. mjw
Title: The Whale The Sea And The Stars
Author: Adrian Macho
: Adrian Macho
: Floris Books, Edinburgh
: 2019
Original Language
: Czech
: Peter Kavecky
Original Title: Gerda Prise Velryby
Original Publisher
: Albatros Media A.S.
Original Copyright
: 2018
: 978-178250-559-4
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 4-7
: Picture Book
Author’s ethnicity
: Slovak
Author’s residence
: Bratislava, Slovakia
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Slovak
Illustrator’s residence
: Bratislava, Slovakia
: Marine life, Narwhal, Penguins, Polar bears, Stars, Whales

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