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Ice Whale (Reprint) (Paperback) (Jean Craighead George)

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From the most celebrated children’s nature writer of our time comes a posthumous new novel in the tradition of her Newbery award-winningJulie of the WolvesIn 1848, a young boy witnesses a rare sightthe birth of a bowhead, or ice whale, he calls Siku. Years later, he unwittingly brings about the death of an entire pod of whales, and only Siku survives. For this act, the boy receives a curse of banishment. Through the generations, this curse is handed down: Siku returns year after year, in reality and dreams, to haunt the boy’s descendants. Told in alternating voices, both human and whale, Jean Craighead George’s last novel shows the interconnectedness of humankind and the animals they depend on.It’s a bold, wistful, and heartfelt coda to a distinguished career.”School Library Journal
From the most celebrated children?s nature writer of our time comes a posthumous new novel in the tradition of her Newbery award-winning Julie of the Wolves

In 1848, a young boy witnesses a rare sight?the birth of a bowhead, or ice whale, he calls Siku. Years later, he unwittingly brings about the death of an entire pod of whales, and only Siku survives. For this act, the boy receives a curse of banishment. Through the generations, this curse is handed down: Siku returns year after year, in reality and dreams, to haunt the boy?s descendants. Told in alternating voices, both human and whale, Jean Craighead George?s last novel shows the interconnectedness of humankind and the animals they depend on.

?It?s a bold, wistful, and heartfelt coda to a distinguished career.??School Library Journal
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 18915
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals / Marine Life, People + Places / United States / Native American, Action + Adventure / Survival Stories
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Jean Craighead George
Language: English
Street Date: May 5, 2015
TCIN: 16986264
UPC: 9780142427415
Item Number (DPCI): 247-43-9798
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