The Boy and the Whale

The Boy and the Whale A boy and his father discover a whale tangled in their only fishing net Is the whale dead While the man worries about losing their net the boy worries about the whale He remembers the fear he felt wh
  • Title: The Boy and the Whale
  • Author: Mordicai Gerstein
  • ISBN: 9781626725058
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Boy and the Whale
    A boy and his father discover a whale tangled in their only fishing net Is the whale dead While the man worries about losing their net, the boy worries about the whale He remembers the fear he felt when, caught in a net himself in childhood, he almost drowned before being rescued by his father When the whale blinks an enormous eye, the boy knows that he has to try to sA boy and his father discover a whale tangled in their only fishing net Is the whale dead While the man worries about losing their net, the boy worries about the whale He remembers the fear he felt when, caught in a net himself in childhood, he almost drowned before being rescued by his father When the whale blinks an enormous eye, the boy knows that he has to try to save the creature, no matter how dangerous doing so may be.Expressive and perfectly paced, this powerful story, The Boy and the Whale, by Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstein was inspired in part by a real life video of a whale s rescue, and the creature s joyful dance through the waves after being freed.
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  • Mordicai Gerstein

    Mordicai Gerstein is the author and illustrator of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, winner of the Caldecott Medal, and has had four books named New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year Gerstein was born in Los Angeles in 1935 He remembers being inspired as a child by images of fine art, which his mother cut out of Life magazine, and by children s books from the library I looked at Rembrandt and Superman, Matisse and Bugs Bunny, and began to make my own pictures He attended Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, and then got a job in an animated cartoon studio that sent him to New York, where he designed characters and thought up ideas for TV commercials When a writer named Elizabeth Levy asked him to illustrate a humorous mystery story about two girls and a dog, his book career began, and soon he moved on to writing as well as illustrating I m still surprised to be an author, he says I wonder what I ll write next Gerstein lives in Westhampton, Massachusettscmillan author mordic

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  • I liked this children s book as the illustrations were beautiful and it had some great messages One of the messages was about going with your gut feelings The boy went against what his father told him to do BUT he did what he thought was right and he saved a whale The whale had been caught up in his father s fishing net and his father had left the whale tangled up and told the boy to leave the whale alone but the boy couldn t do it He had to try to set the whale free Working hard, the boy was su [...]


  • A beautiful story that has dual messages one about a fishing family s way of life and the conflict that has with nature, and one about a boy going against his father s wishes to do what he knows in his heart is the right thing This story has so many topics for use in discussion with children, and the artwork is vibrant and often dominates the page spreads Highly recommend for school libraries I would use this in read alouds for grades 2 or 3 and up due to the darker subject matter, but in a one [...]


  • I loved Gerstein s book The Man Who Walked Between the Towers The Boy and the Whale is a nice story too but lacks the strength of his first book In this story a boy is trying to save a whale after he is entangled in his father s fishing net But to destroy the net would mean that his father wouldn t be able to catch and sell fish The boy goes against his father s wishes and cuts the net to allow the whale to escape A simple story but a classroom could discuss what is important the whale or a fam [...]


  • Winter break bookaday 5 Lovely story of survival and compassion and forgiveness Could spark a lot of thoughtful discussion.


  • I dove right into this beautiful and mesmerizing book by author illustrator, Mordicai Gerstein Immediately, my heart raced worrying about the outcome of this story A true mustread for everyone Published by Roaring Brook Press.


  • Gorgeous, luminous imagery both above and below the surface of the sea illustrate a tale of pushing past roadblocks and disapproval in this instance, parental to do what is right.


  • This is lovely, but it should be mandatory to read with it Jennifer O Connell s THE EYE OF THE WHALE A RESCUE STORY 2013 , based on a real life whale rescue off the coast of California.


  • A story about a moral dilemna What will the boy in the story do when a whale is trapped in his family s fishing net, but still alive Will he attempt to set it free or obey his father who has asked him not to



  • Thanks to the kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book all opinions are my own.Mordicai Gerstein s The Boy and the Whale is a beautifully illustrated story of a young boy, Abelardo, a fisherman s son When a whale is caught in his father s fishing net, Abelardo and his father see the problem through very different eyes While his father seems concerned with the ruined net an impact on the family s very livelihood , the boy sees the majesty of the whale and how precious that life is [...]


  • This is a wonderful book that showcases empathy, bravery, and standing up for what s right even if you re standing alone A boy and his father, residents of a fishing village, are distressed to find a whale entangled in their only fishing net While the father fears for damage to his nets, the boy is filled with compassion for the whale He himself had been trapped underwater once in a frightening accident he knows what the whale must be feeling He also knows the animal is weakening and doesn t hav [...]


  • After a boy and his father discover a whale that has become entangled in their fishing net, the father is angry because he has no other net with which to fish The boy, Abelardo, feels sorry for the whale and remembers when he, too, almost died when he was entangled in a net Although his father warns the boy to leave the whale alone, the boy cannot resist trying to save the creature s life It takes great effort, many dives, and cutting away the net that is trapping the whale in the ocean, but eve [...]


  • Thanks to the kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book all opinions are my own.The Boy and the Whale tells the story of Abelardo, his father, and a whale entangled in his family s only fishing net The family relies on the net for their livelihood, but the boy is concerned about the whale s life He can relate to the whale s predicament because he once was tangled in a net, but his father saved his life Now Abelardo feels compelled to save the whale s life However, saving the whale [...]


  • Awesome story on compassion and our messy connections with the natural world The usual beautiful painting from Gerstein, lovely and cinematic visual storytelling to bolster the text and the text is plain and compelling, a couple wonderful moments of very human internal struggle and doubt within our protagonist Plus that one masterful, expansive, wordless spread with a still beat and a calm sea, a moment to think and wonder, so nicely pulled off here.And okay, I know I m a sap, so take this with [...]


  • Well Known author and illustrator Mordica Gerstein, winner of the Caldecott medal for the Man who Walked between the Towers, has a new book about determination, courage taking place in a country where fishing can be the livelihood of a family with only one net.A father and his son discover that a large whale is caught in their only net They go out in a small boat to see what the damage is Since it is their only net, the father is angry and thinks it is hopeless to think about the whale The boy o [...]


  • kidlitexchange partner Review all opinions are my own.The beautiful illustrations on the first page of The Boy and the Whale immediately captured my attention The bright colors stretch across the pages reaching every corner.This picture book is about a difficult situation that a young boy and his father encounter The two see and respond to the circumstance differently The story touches on multiple life lessons in a light way The two witness the possible death of an animal, struggle with the real [...]


  • Mordicai Gerstein wrote and illustrated this story because of inspiration of a genuine whale rescue, one you can see here It s a straightforward story of a man and his son, out to check what looked like a large animal in the water It is a whale, sadly entangled in their fishing net The father is upset to lose his net There is no money for another He s unconcerned that the whale is dead The boy then sees the whale s eyes open and he cannot let that whale go What happens next is closer than you th [...]


  • Although I was not too fond of the illustrations, the story itself was just beautiful A young fisherman disobeys his fathers orders and tries to save a humpback whale that has been ensnared in their net The young boy is still a dreamer and full of hope while his father is older and realizes that this has cost them their livelihood The story has a positive outcome, both for the boy and the whale It teaches empathy and compassion for others It is wonderful tale that would be great as a Father s Da [...]


  • I loved the suspense in this story great for a read aloud and the moral dilemmas that the characters face Which to value a family s livelihood or a creature s life Is it ever OK to disobey Would it have made a difference if the outcome had been different So much rich discussion to be had from this book, but it is also just a good story with enough tension to keep the reader engaged Another reader suggested that it be paired with Jennifer O Connell s The Eye of the Whale A Rescue Story, about a [...]


  • Beautifully illustrated, with a lovely message The story of a boy and his father who discover that the means to their livelihood, their only fishing net, is tangled with a whale Against the father s wishes the boy works to free the whale even though the fishing net is destroyed, because he knows that what he is doing is right The illustrations are gorgeous, but the story is a bit dark and would probably be best for grade school aged children or in a one on one setting with mature younger childr [...]


  • Based on a true story This touching story of a whale rescue includes many issues for further discussion, if desired but can stand on its own very successfully Feel the tension as the main character disobeys his father, and the joy as the whale breaches in celebration of its release Recommended for middle grades and up.


  • The Boy and the Whale by Mordicai Gerstein Tender story Many comparisons in this story Breatheor else Saverget Dangerfety Bigall Dadn Caughtee Disobeyobey This is a very good book worthy of discussing What would you have done How have other instances, similar to this, been solved


  • When is it OK to disobey your parent Gerstein tackles difficult topics in his children s books, and this one also has a satisfying, meaningful ending.Illustrations present a variety of perspectives, such as broad expanse of sunrise, underwater close up of whale s eye, and small frames showing the breaching whale.


  • I loved this tale showing the intersection of human life and wildlife, both needing to survive Great discussions of right vs wrong, action vs consequence could be had after reading this book The illustrations were beautiful too.


  • I thought at first this book was going to be a real bummer, but it turned out to be a nice story A boy and his fisherman father discover that a whale has become tangled in their fishing net The boy sets out to save the whale.


  • I am a cryer I cry to so many things What can I sayI m empathetic And this book makes me tear up something awful Great picture book to start a conversation about animals, conservation, bravery, and the connections of life on the planet Miss Kelly


  • A story of bravery and compassion a boy finds a whale tangled in a fishing net Overwhelmed by his sense of empathy and concern for the whale s safety, and against his father s wishes, he does all he can in an effort to save the whale.


  • Definitely a heartprint book Lots of literacy and life lessons Whale caught in their net and boy has the compassion to try and save it even against his father s wishes Great for discussing what it means to be a caring, compassionate, member of a community.


  • I am a cryer I cry to so many things What can I sayI m empathetic.This book makes me tear up something awful Great picture book to start a conversation about animals, conservation, bravery, and the connections of life on the planet.


  • When a whale is caught in his family s fishing net, a boy disobeys his father s orders and risks his life to save the animal Illustrations of boy s connection with whale and whale s joyful breaching spoiler are glorious.


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