Whale has a happy life. A home in the blue-deep waters of the sea, a family that splashes and twirls and plays in the waves, clouds of silvery fish to eat. What more could he need? But one day Whale sees a ship tossed on the waves by a storm, and hears God's command to save a drowning man. Whale is not sure what to do with the man Jonah, but he obeys God anyway.
Eileen Spinelli's love of books began at age five,during her first visit to the local public library. ?Iclimbed up the steps to the children's room on the secondfloor and into a wonderland! Books everywhere . . . Ididn't know which book to grab first,? she explains. ?Itmade no difference to me that I couldn't read.? After that,young Eileen visited the library every Saturday with hermother. After a few years of library visits, she knew shewanted to become a writer.
Giuliano Ferri has illustrated over thirty-five children's books, published both internationally and in the U.S. His most recent titles include Peace on Earth: Poems and Prayers for Peace (Lion Hudson) and Ant and Grasshopper (Margaret K
"Both approachable and packed with information, this mini biography introduces children to the history of the thesaurus and its author, inspiring interest in nature, categorization, intellectualism, and the myriad ideas and uses of language."