The Resource Song for a whale, Lynne Kelly

Song for a whale, Lynne Kelly

Label
Song for a whale
Title
Song for a whale
Statement of responsibility
Lynne Kelly
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Iris was born deaf, but she's never let that define her and until recently, she wasn't even very lonely because her grandparents are both deaf, too. But Grandpa has just died and Grandma's not the same without him. The only place Iris really feels at home anymore is in her electronics workshop where she loves taking apart antique radios. Then, during a science lesson about sound waves, Iris finds out about a whale who is unable to communicate with other whales. The lonely whale awakens something in Iris. She's determined to show him that someone in the world knows he's there. Iris works on a foolproof plan to help the whale but she soon realises that that is not enough: Iris wants to find the whale herself. One stolen credit card, two cruise ship tickets, and the adventure of a lifetime later, Iris and the whale each break through isolation to help one another be truly heard in ways that neither had ever expected
Summary
Twelve-year-old Iris and her grandmother, both deaf, drive from Texas to Alaska armed with Iris's plan to help Blue-55, a whale unable to communicate with other whales
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10758834
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelly, Lynne
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
800
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deaf children
  • Whales
  • Whale sounds
  • Animal communication
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Voyages and travels
  • Children's stories
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Song for a whale, Lynne Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9781848126916
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Song for a whale, Lynne Kelly
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9781848126916
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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