Jonah's Whale

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Eerdmans Young Readers, Jan 12, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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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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User Review  - TABrowne - LibraryThing

This books is a lot of fun and told a familiar story with love from a different perspective. This is perfect for the K and under aged crowd and the pictures are sure to delight. Highly recommend. Very simply written and so could also serve as an early reader with a little help. Read full review

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User Review  - totsgram - LibraryThing

Most children have heard the Biblical account of Jonah and the whale. Adults who know the story from childhood remember it still, proving that non-fiction is just as delightful and action packed as ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Eileen Spinelli is the author of numerous picture books and novels, including Something to Tell the Grandcows, Now It Is Winter (both Eerdmans), Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, and When Mama Comes Home Tonight (both Simon & Schuster). Eileen lives in Pennsylvania. Visit her website at

Giuliano Ferri has illustrated over thirty-five children's books, published both internationally and in the U.S. His most recent titles include Peace on Earth: Poems and Prayers for Peace (Lion Hudson) and Ant and Grasshopper (Margaret K. McElderry). Giuliano lives in Italy.

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