The highly acclaimed and beautifully illustrated book about three sisters who find a stranded whale on the beach.
Bleak was the day and the wind whipped down
When I and my sisters walked to town ...
So begins the tale of three sisters who find a whale stranded on a windswept beach and try to save it.
Shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards, Children's Book of the Year, 2018
Shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards, Children's Book Award, 2018
Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal (UK), 2018
About the Author
Sarah Brennan is the Hong Kong-based, Tasmanian-born author and publisher of the best-selling Chinese Calendar Tales as well as the hugely popular Dirty Story series for kids and Dummies for Mummies, a humorous parenting advice manual published by Haven Books. Her books have regularly appeared on bestseller lists in Hong Kong, where at one point, two of her titles outsold the (then) latest J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer titles for 6 weeks running! Two titles have previously been long-listed for Singapore's Red Dot Children's Book Awards, and her 2015 title, The Tale of Rodney Ram, was short-listed for the Golden Dragon Book Awards 2016. Almost 60,000 of Sarah's books have been sold to date.
About the Illustrator
Jane Tanner completed an Associate Diploma of Fine Art in Printmaking and Painting and a Diploma of Education. She taught for several years in Victorian secondary schools before taking up full-time illustrating in 1984. She is the acclaimed illustrator of the best-selling picture books There's a Sea in my Bedroom, Drac and the Gremlin, The Wolf, The Fisherman and the Theefyspray and Lucy's Cat and the Rainbow Birds. She is the author and illustrator of Playmates, Isabella's Secret, Ride with Me, Just Jack, Love from Grandma and Lily and the Fairy House.
She has won or been shortlisted for many prestigious awards, including the CBCA Book of the Year Awards in the categories of Picture Book of the Year, Younger Readers and Early Childhood.
"A story of the sea and the possibilities of interactions between humans and other creatures … a story of human kindness and hope" - Magpies