Dario and the Whale

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Albert Whitman & Company
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10.9 X 8.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
Cheryl Lawton Malone is a freelance writer, poet, and MFA grad who teaches at Lesley University and GrubStreet in Boston. She and her husband live in Massachusetts. Bistra Masseva is originally from Bulgaria and is currently based in Brighton, UK. In addition to her illustration work, Bistra is also a keen calligrapher.

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"This delightful story is based on the author's actual experience on Cape Cod. The illustrations are delicately lovely, the simple backgrounds allowing readers to focus on the action and expressive main characters. A helpful note about right whales concludes the book. A heartwarming paean to long walks along the beach."--Kirkus Reviews

"The fleeting nature of this relationship soon makes itself known, but the magic of the encounter, the hope of a future meeting, and the possibility of friendship with the girl conclude the story on an uplifting note."--Publishers Weekly

"Set in sunny Cape Code, this bright and colorful picture book is sure to catch the eye of its readers. The deep blues, greens, and yellow of the land and sea perfectly capture the warmth and happiness of the beach in springtime. This book will spark rich conversations on a broad range of topics."--School Library Journal

STARRED REVIEW! "The almost holy wonder of looking into a whale's eye is sublimely captured here in Bulgarian-born Bistra Masseva's beautiful, dramatic spread showing a giant whale's head looming large, with the boy dwarfed on the shore."--Shelf Awareness starred review

"This moving story delivers an up-close look at a right whale calf, told against the breathtaking paintings of sea, sky, and beach."--Booklist