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Maybe a whale / story by Kirsten Pendreigh ; pictures by Crystal Smith.

Pendreigh, Kirsten, (author.). Smith, Crystal (Artist), (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9781773066646
  • ISBN: 1773066641
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Toronto ; Groundwood Books : 2023.

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Summary, etc.:
"After Grandpa dies, a girl and her mother take the trip he had planned for her, kayaking along the Pacific west coast to look for the whales that he loved. The trip will do them good, Mom says, but the girl isn't sure. How can that be true when grandpa isn't there? And how will they find a whale in all that water, anyway? There is so much to see as they paddle through white-tipped waves and calm coves: glowing moon jellies, fluttering anemones and slippery seals. All the while, the girl watches for whales. Could one be swimming beneath their kayak or along the shore of their camp? Are the whales even there? Finally, in the dark of night, they hear them -- pushhhhhhhh, pushhhhhhh -- humpbacks breathing in the bay. In this lyrical story, luminously illustrated by Crystal Smith, mom and daughter find the space to grieve Grandpa and reconnect with each other in the wild beauty of nature. And they come to realize that -- perhaps like whales -- those we've loved are always with us, even if we don't see them anymore."-- Provided by publisher.
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Issued also in electronic formats.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Gunn Memorial Library - Washington.


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Gunn Memorial Library - Washington JPC PEN (Text) 34055155539145 Juvenile New Picture Book Available -

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