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Educational Children's Picture Book - WENDY THE WHALE

Educational Children's Picture Book - WENDY THE WHALE

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The true story of a beached Southern Right Whale off the coast of South Africa. Lavish watercolour illustrations bring this remarkable story of WENDY THE WHALE  to life. Children will be enthralled.

"The Whales now come back every year. They are a reminder to the people, and especially the children, of how best to live alongside nature. Wendy reminds us all to love Nature, and to appreciate its Beauty. Best of all, Wendy reminds them to smile."

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The true story of WENDY THE WHALE, A Children's Tale, is a collaboration between Watford residents David Abraham, who was brought up in Hermanus where the story is set, and Alexander Williams, a teacher and playwright. David presented Alex with the story as a piece of oral history from the 1930s that he had been told by an elderly fisherman, and David has managed not only to verify certain details of the tale through communication with friends in Hermanus but also commit this wonderful story to the page so that it may be remembered and enjoyed by children and adults all over the world, and preserved for future generations.

The 12 accompanying illustrations by Lucy Newton, a trained artist, graduate of Edinburgh Steiner School, bring an amazing vitality to the story, in their richness and detail.

Today Hermanus is known as the Whale Capital of the World because it is the best place from which to watch whales from the land, though you can also go out and see them from the water. The most common whale is the Southern Right, though two other species can be sighted: the Bryde’s whale and the Humpback whale. Hermanus is proud of its whale-crier, a tradition that dates back to 1891. The whale-crier uses a kelp bugle to let everyone within hearing distance know that the whales are home once again.

Printed on 75% recycled material using vegetable-based inks.

Softcover. 28pages. Wynstones Press, England.

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Inspiring Children, and their Families, through Play, Art and Reading. Always, with a love of Nature.

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