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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library J MOR (Text) 33500013215488 New Available -
Mahnomen Public Library J MOR (Text) 33500013215496 New Available -
Greenbush Public Library j MOR (Text) 35500006273559 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781629727318
  • ISBN: 1629727318
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Salt Lake City : Shadow Mountain, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Twelve-year-old Willa, grieving the loss of her mother, a renowned marine biologist, discovers she can talk to whales"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12+. Shadow Mountain.
Grades 4-6. Shadow Mountain.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    Follow a 12-year-old girl as she journeys through a dark tunnel of grief after her mother's unexpected death. Leaving Japan where she and her marine biologist mother lived for three years, Willa is back on her home island off Washington State with her dad and stepmother, but life is hard with tears always near the surface. Her spirits gradually lift, however, once she meets Meg, a humpback whale with whom she can miraculously communicate. Their chats help Willa deal with her sadness and, when combined with several developments—resuming her friendship with Marc (although bumpy at times), joining the swim team, and giving her father (and his new family) a chance—Willa is able to move on without relinquishing the deep love she holds for her mother. Willa begins each chapter with a journal entry about marine life, keeping her connected to her mother, while describing what's happening in her new life. A moving story that presents raw grief and the hope born of healing in a sensitive, realistic manner. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    Follow a 12-year-old girl as she journeys through a dark tunnel of grief after her mother's unexpected death. Leaving Japan where she and her marine biologist mother lived for three years, Willa is back on her home island off Washington State with her dad and stepmother, but life is hard with tears always near the surface. Her spirits gradually lift, however, once she meets Meg, a humpback whale with whom she can miraculously communicate. Their chats help Willa deal with her sadness and, when combined with several developments—resuming her friendship with Marc (although bumpy at times), joining the swim team, and giving her father (and his new family) a chance—Willa is able to move on without relinquishing the deep love she holds for her mother. Willa begins each chapter with a journal entry about marine life, keeping her connected to her mother, while describing what's happening in her new life. A moving story that presents raw grief and the hope born of healing in a sensitive, realistic manner. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Chad Morris grew up wanting to become a professional basketball player or a rock star. Neither of those plans quite panned out, so he wrote and performed sketch comedy while going to college. Now he&;s a teacher and a writer.
 
Shelly Brown loves to write books for children. In her spare time, she enjoys the theater and traveling. In addition to her five children, she has three chickens and sixty-four Pez dispensers.

Subject: Whales > Fiction.
Human-animal communication > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.

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