The Eye Of The Whale: A Rescue Story
Jennifer O’Connell

A wonderful true story of a whale rescue which includes the whale “thanking” her courageous rescuers. “My gruncle kids love love it!” Dik Cool.

  • Green Earth Book Award
  • Moonbeam Gold Award
  • Maryland Blue Crab Award, Honor Book
  • Reading Is Fundamental's 2013-2014
  • STEAM Multicultural Booklist
  • 2014 Maine Literary Awards Finalist
  • The Society of School Librarians International,
  • Honor Book

“With this story that amazes while it informs, readers cannot help but be touched by a singular event in which an ensnared humpback whale makes a profound connection with her rescuers. …O’Connell expertly merges the art of storytelling with journalistic excellence in recounting this well-researched past event. …The painted illustrations portray the situation from various perspectives and are a strong complement to the gripping text.” —Kirkus

“Will spark discussions about the whale’s ability to experience and demonstrate emotions.”—School Library Journal

“The limited text and enchanting pictures will leave young and old readers thrilled with the joyous ending, and in awe of the intelligence of whales and their ability to communicate.” —Children’s Literature

Hardcover, 9x10, 32pp., 2013.