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The boy and the whale

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Roaring Brook Press,
Pub. Date:
First edition.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 2.4 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 510L

A boy and his father discover a whale tangled in their only fishing net. Is the whale dead? While the man worries about losing their net, the boy worries about the whale. He remembers the fear he felt when, caught in a net himself in childhood, he almost drowned before being rescued by his father. When the whale blinks an enormous eye, the boy knows that he has to try to save the creature, no matter how dangerous doing so may be.

Expressive and perfectly paced, this powerful story, The Boy and the Whale , by Caldecott Medal-winner Mordicai Gerstein was inspired in part by a real-life video of a whale's rescue, and the creature's joyful dance through the waves after being freed.

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Level 2.4, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 510L
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Grouped Work ID 25764abf-cc9b-3685-cd55-9cf0625ebc10
full_title boy and the whale
author gerstein mordicai
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-03-28 12:25:33PM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level LG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 2.4
author Gerstein, Mordicai,
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detailed_location_santafe La Farge Childrens Picture Book, Main Childrens Picture Book, Southside Childrens Picture Book
display_description Abelardo defies his father's instructions and sets out to free a whale caught in their tangled fishing net.
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isbn 9781626725058
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lexile_score 510
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
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local_time_since_added_santafe Six Months, Year
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Main Library, Oliver La Farge Branch, Southside Branch
primary_isbn 9781626725058
publishDate 2017
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subject_facet Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction, Fishers -- Fiction, Fishers -- Juvenile fiction, Picture books, Whales -- Fiction, Whales -- Juvenile fiction, Wildlife rescue -- Fiction, Wildlife rescue -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The boy and the whale
title_full The boy and the whale / Mordicai Gerstein
title_short The boy and the whale
topic_facet Fathers and sons, Fishers, Whales, Wildlife rescue