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When her mother dies, 12-year-old Willa feels lost and alone - until she meets and befriends a humpback whale named Meg

While on a whale-watching excursion with her dad, Willa is alone on one side of the boat when she sees a humpback whale. Her awe and wonderment about this massive and beautiful creature turns to shock when the whale communicates with her, introducing herself as Meg.

As their friendship develops, Willa comes to view Meg as a trusted confidant - who offers her advice about difficult issues in Willa’s life.

When a blue whale washes up on shore and dies, the townspeople jump into action with opinions about what to do with it. Willa enlists her friends, family, and the City Council to rescue the body of the whale and donate it to the local university where her mom taught for further study and to display the bones.

Feeling good about getting her community to band together in service of science and conservation, Willa returns to the shore to tell Meg about her amazing experience. But Meg tells Willa that it is time for her pod to migrate, and Willa learns that it’s okay to say goodbye.

Willa and the Whale is a poignant story about caring, loss, and the deep connections that make us human.

©2020 Chad Morris and Shelly Brown (P)2020 Shadow Mountain Publishing

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  • John Young
  • 16-10-2020

Whale of a tale!

Want to read the story that is making waves?
This book has heart as big as a whale.
This story really made a splash with my family.
Proceed only if you enjoy taking a deep dive into awesomeness.
Try it for yourself and you’ll sea what I mean.
Keep tissues nearby, you may blubber.

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  • Kevin Nelson
  • 04-06-2020

A great story for dealing with loss.

Another stellar book by the Morrises. I really enjoyed what they had to say about loss and how to cope. Everybody is dealing with their own struggles and demons and we don’t always know what they are. This story of Willa highlights what a few kids are going through and how they can support and try to better understand each other.

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