By Xin Li
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Format:Hardcover $18.99 $24.99 CAD
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A quiet child in a boisterous family, Emma Wen dreams of a world that is peaceful and silent. When she reads about the blue whale – with a heart so big her father could stand in it – she has an idea. She fashions a boat out of household objects and sails from her bedroom into the mouth of a whale, where she settles in happily. Emma has finally found her peace and quiet. That is until another child, Owen Tang, arrives inside the whale and is loud, noisy and “everything she is running away from”. Emma and Owen’s unlikely friendship blossoms inside the microcosm of the whale in a beautifully told story of friendship and finding your own voice in a world that is “filled with too much of everything, everywhere.”
With lush, irresistible illustrations and its balance of sensitivity and adventure, Xin Li's author/illustrator debut is an ode to storytelling and imagination and displays her keen understanding of the emotional world of children.
A Kids’ Indie Next List Pick
"An inspiring, unexpected interior journey."Publishers Weekly
"The transportive power of books… and the story’s supportive friendship theme makes this a doubly good pick for library and classroom sharing."Booklist
"Cozy artwork visually depicts both the cacophony of the world and the young narrator’s flights of fancy. This is a gentle, relatable story about a child with sensory sensitivity finding a way to forge connections with others. A sweet, contemplative tale of friendship and discovering one’s voice."Kirkus Reviews
- On Sale
- Feb 20, 2024
- Page Count
- 48 pages
- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers