Jonah's Whale (Google eBook)

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Eerdmans Young Readers, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
27 Reviews
God made Whale and gave him a home in the blue-deep waters of the sea, a family with whom he could play and splash, and a joyful song to sing. And then one day, when a wild storm raged above, God gave Whale a job to do. Whale"s faithful spirit fills the pages of this vibrant story and gives a new twist to the classic, well-loved biblical tale.

Eileen Spinelli"s charming retelling of this familiar story will delight readers of all ages, as will Giuliano Ferri"s rich and vivid illustrations.

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Sweet book with beautiful illustrations. - Goodreads
I LOVED the pictures. - LibraryThing
Lovely illustrations. - Goodreads
Beautiful illustrations. - Goodreads
The illustrations were nice. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Jessiqa - Goodreads

This children's book tells the Bible story of Jonah and the whale from the whale's point of view. The illustrations were nice. I wasn't particularly drawn in by the story, even Jonah's journey is one ... Read full review

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User Review  - Meredith Atkinson - Goodreads

I love that the story is told through the whale's voice. The illustrations are beautiful and Spinelli's telling of the tale gives children a gentle understanding of this important Biblical story. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Eileen Spinelli has won numerous awards for her writing, but she also knows what it feels like to have her work criticized. Telling the story of how she became a writer, Eileen says, "In second grade, my teacher, Miss Campbell, read my composition aloud as an example of the worst one handed in. I've been writing ever since." Miss Campbell was not on the panel of judges that gave Eileen the 1990 Magazine Merit Award for fiction from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, nor was she involved in the decision to give the 1991 Christopher Award to Eileen's warm and funny picture book Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. Eileen also won the 1990 Highlights fiction contest and has had numerous stories and poems published in national magazines. She is the author of numerous books, including Song for the Whooping Crane, Sophie's Masterpiece, and, most recently, Here Comes the Year. Eileen, who enjoys traveling, her herb garden, old movies, flea markets, bookstores, tea parties, screened-in porches, and theater, continues to be hard at work on several book and poetry projects. She lives with her husband in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Luminous paintings by Giuliano Ferri capture the wonder and joy of the birth of Jesus. Mr. Ferri lives in Italy.

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