A Symphony of Whales

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Harcourt Brace, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Glashka is the only one in her village who can hear the voice of Narna, the whale. That gift leads her to great responsibility one day, when she discovers thousands of whales trapped in an inlet. The narrow route to the sea is rapidly icing over, and every day ice covers more of the open water the whales need to breathe. There seems to be no way out. . . . This story, based on an actual event, tells of a dramatic rescue--a tale of bravery and faith and the power of music.

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User Review  - bperkins07 - LibraryThing

Genre: This is a good example of realistic fiction. This is because it is the story is a adaptation of a real story about a Russian tribe that helped save thousands of Baluga whales with the help of an icebreaking ship. Stars: P.O.V. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The true story may be more exciting than its telling in this first effort from Schuch and Sylvada, who give the tale of the real rescue of whales a metaphysical spin. Glashka has a special gift—she ... Read full review


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STEVE SCHUCH is an award-winning musician and storyteller. He lives in New Hampshire.

PETER SYLVADA graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Califonia. He has illustrated many book jackets as well as Gleam and Glow, a picture book written by Eve Bunting. Mr. Sylvada lives in Southern California.

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