The Fisherman & the Whale

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$17.99  $16.73
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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10.3 X 11.2 X 0.4 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Jessica Lanan has long been enchanted by the mysteries of the cosmos. Exoplanets are too far away for her to visit, but illustrating them is the next best thing. Jessica currently lives in her native state of Colorado with her husband, three-legged cat, and baby daughter, who was born during the making of Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet.

Jessica's illustrations can also be found in Finding Narnia: The Story of C. S. Lewis and His Brother, The Lost Package, and Jumper.


*"This impressive and eloquent tale is recommended for all picture book collections."--School Library Journal, starred review
"Lanan's watercolor and gouache paintings are expansive and cinematic...a compelling tale worth sharing."--Horn Book Magazine
"Lanan's cinematic storytelling pace never flags. She distills the global problem of sea life trapped by nets into a tightly focused narrative in which those who caused the damage are able to save the animal they hurt."--Publishers Weekly
"Lanan's wordless narrative pulls viewers right into the choppy waves of her gouache-and-watercolor world...This compelling fictional introduction raises awareness and empathy for a very real environmental problem."--Kirkus Reviews
*"This wordless picture book, with its breathtaking paintings of the sea, does a splendid job of helping young readers realize that our planet must be shared."--Shelf Awareness, starred review
"Without using a single word, the author beautifully illustrates a rescue story that will resonate with readers who are becoming more aware of the problems humans have created through their environmental carelessness."--School Library Connection