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What followed was a rare and remarkable demonstration of animal behavior. This celebrated story, beautifully depicted in Jennifer O’Connell’s mesmerizing paintings, will make you wonder about animal emotions and the unique connections we can have with animals—even whales.
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“This true story of courage and compassion is brought to life by stunning illustrations. You will be awed and humbled by the deep connections possible between humans and animals. And you will be inspired to do all you can to help protect whales.” — Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
“With this story that amazes while it informs, readers cannot help but be touched.” — Kirkus
“This is a beautiful story, one of the most moving I have heard about, showing that a whale is capable of gratitude and can understand that some humans, at least, want to help whales, not harm them. The paintings and the story are simply enchanting. I don’t believe it is possible to read this without tears, but good tears for a change! I highly recommend it to all children, who will understand its significance immediately!” — Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep
“This is a rare and important story about humane efforts to help a free-swimming whale—with a happy ending. It will inspire readers of all ages to become stewards of the natural world.” — Dr. Frances Gulland DVM, Senior Scientist, The Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito, California