Ice Whale (Paperback)

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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-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

About the Author

Jean Craighead George ( (1919-2012) was the author of more than one hundred beloved books, including the Newbery Award-winning Julie of the Wolves and the Newbery Honor-winning My Side of the Mountain. She was a lifetime naturalist.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780142427415
ISBN-10: 0142427411
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Pages: 224
Language: English