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The Resource Song for a Whale, Lynne Kelly, (electronic resource)

Song for a Whale, Lynne Kelly, (electronic resource)

Label
Song for a Whale
Title
Song for a Whale
Statement of responsibility
Lynne Kelly
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him. From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. But she's the only deaf person in her school, so people often treat her like she's not very smart. If you've ever felt like no one was listening to you, then you know how hard that can be. When she learns about Blue 55, a real whale who is unable to speak to other whales, Iris understands how he must feel. Then she has an idea: she should invent a way to "sing" to him! But he's three thousand miles away. How will she play her song for him? Full of heart and poignancy, this affecting story by sign language interpreter Lynne Kelly shows how a little determination can make big waves. "Fascinating, brave, and tender...a triumph." —Katherine Applegate, Newbery Award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan "Beautifully written and such an important story for kids with big struggles in their lives. I fell into Iris's world from the first chapter. Lynne Kelly does an amazing job telling the story from Iris's perspective." —Millicent Simmonds, actress, Wonderstruck and A Quiet Place
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
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Storyline
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Character
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10758834
Cataloging source
BT
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1969-
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Kelly, Lynne
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800
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Song for a Whale, Lynne Kelly, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524770259
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cd093a0f-ce80-452a-aa4e-86015008b316
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Song for a Whale, Lynne Kelly, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524770259
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cd093a0f-ce80-452a-aa4e-86015008b316
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read

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