Abigail the Whale

(Author) (Illustrator)

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$16.95  $15.76
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12.0 X 0.5 X 9.1 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

DAVIDE CALI is a Swiss-born Italian picture book and graphic novel writer. He has written numerous books that have been published in over 25 countries. He has won numerous awards. He also has two pseudonyms: Taro Miyazawa and Daikon. He is perhaps most well known in North America for his evocative work The Enemy (illustrated by Serge Bloch).

SONJA BOUGAEVA was born in St. Petersburg and now lives in Hamburg, Germany. She studied book art and painting; she also trained as an animator and worked in a film studio.


"Will make one see that bullies don't always get the better of people and that self-confidence is a powerful thing... The illustrations help tell this story of a brave young girl who overcomes bullying by the power of thought. Students would benefit from this story and it can be used to support self-confidence and anti-bullying behaviour. Recommended."
--School Library Connection

"This tale of positive thinking is a great jumping-off point for a discussion about teasing, self-esteem, empathy, and perspective."
--School Library Journal

"The harsh words of bullies become insignificant as Abigail faces the waters with confidence, pigtails, and an orange polka-dotted swimsuit. Perfect for virtues programs and character building at home or in classrooms."
--Foreword Reviews
"This picture book is excellent to read with elementary students to support the significance of anti-bullying. It's a feel-good story that will leave children cheering for Abigail and any student who has overcome adversity."--Teaching Librarian