Whale Song by Tony Johnston
(Sandcastle Books)

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Counting as they sing, whales use their mighty voices to pass on to one another the numbers from one to ten.

About Tony Johnston

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Tony Johnston was born January 30, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA. After attending Stanford University where she earned a B.A. in History and an M.A in Education, she became a fourth-grade teacher. She has written over seventy books for children. Her titles include Amber on the Mountain, the Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea, Day of the Dead, the Ghost of Nicholas Greebe, the Sparky and Eddie series, and the Adventures of Mole and Troll. Her first adult novel was Any Small Goodness. Her works have earned her several awards including a Children's Choice Award for Four Scary Stories and the Beatty Award in 2002 for Any Small Goodness. Ed Young received the Caldecott Medal for "Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, " as well as Caldecott Honors for his illustrations in "The Emperor and the Kite, " written by Jane Yolen, and for his book "Seven Blind Mice." His work appears in "The Hunter: A Chinese Folktale" by Mary Casanova and "Donkey Trouble, " which he authored; "White Fang" by Jack London; and "Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China" by Ai-Ling Louie. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
Published October 23, 1987 by Putnam Juvenile. 31 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife.

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Imagining that whales are counting as they sing, Johnston uses numbers to represent the eerie whale song in his poetic text.

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Shimmering with the colorations of the deep, this poetic work proposes that the whales' resonant songs are actually the creatures' way of counting.

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