The Boy and the Whale

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Roaring Brook Press
Publish Date
November 21, 2017
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.47 X 0.4 X 11.2 inches | 1.02 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781626725058
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About the Author

Mordicai Gerstein is the author and illustrator of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, winner of the Caldecott Medal, and has had four books named New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year. Gerstein was born in Los Angeles in 1935. He remembers being inspired as a child by images of fine art, which his mother cut out of Life magazine, and by children's books from the library: I looked at Rembrandt and Superman, Matisse and Bugs Bunny, and began to make my own pictures. He attended Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, and then got a job in an animated cartoon studio that sent him to New York, where he designed characters and thought up ideas for TV commercials. When a writer named Elizabeth Levy asked him to illustrate a humorous mystery story about two girls and a dog, his book career began, and soon he moved on to writing as well as illustrating. The author of more than forty books, Gerstein lived in Westhampton, Massachusetts.

Reviews

"A tautly constructed narrative about a fisherman's son who wishes to free a whale from the net his father depends on for his livelihood." --New York Times Book Review

"[An] inspiring, humane adventure... Bravo for a courageous boy's achievement."--Kirkus Reviews

"Dazzling."--The Horn Book

"Filled with a gentle gravity... [a] beautifully illustrated story with universal themes."--School Library Journal

"Gerstein has captured an extraordinary connection between the natural and human worlds that will be long remembered after the last page is turned."--Booklist




I Am Pan

"If ever there was a god of fun, here he is . . . no mythtake." -Kirkus, starred review

"Tons of humor, whimsy, and action on every page. An irresistible introduction to the god and to Greek mythology in general." -School Library Journal, starred review

"Laughs come fast and frequently. . . It's every bit the wild and woolly "autobiography" that a chaotic spirit like Pan deserves."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Gerstein artfully re-creates not only the finger-in-a-light-socket energy of a spirited child but the way that young kids tell stories: abrupt, arbitrary, and rich with action." -The Horn Book, starred review