The Tale of the Whale (Hardcover)

The Tale of the Whale By Karen Swann, Padmacandra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Karen Swann, Padmacandra (Illustrator)
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A child and a whale embark on a beautiful journey together in this lyrical, gorgeously illustrated picture book about friendship, hope, and love for the world around us in the vein of The Fisherman & the Whale and Cynthia Rylant’s Life.

Where land becomes sky and sky becomes sea, I first saw the whale and the whale first saw me.

A child joins a friendly whale for a magical journey of discovery. They sail the blue ocean, dance with dolphins, and tail-splash seagulls. But the child also sees an ocean filled with plastic trash. And that inspires a promise of help, for the whale and all earth’s creatures.

About the Author

Karen Swann grew up in the United Kingdom and trained as a physiotherapist. She now lives with her family in Nottingham and is a keen rock climber. Visit her at

Padmacandra grew up in Scotland, lives in Norfolk and graduated from the Cambridge School of Art. She is a Buddhist, poet, and artist. Visit her at

Product Details
ISBN: 9781534493940
ISBN-10: 1534493948
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English