Lily's grandmother tells her all about the mysterious whales out in the bay, and Lily longs to hear their magical song. Gary Blythe's richly evocative artwork creates an incredibly atmospheric world for a timeless tale of wildlife and wonder.
This stunning, award-winning picture book has been refreshed and redesigned in a new edition, making it perfect for a new generation to share and fall in love with.
Gary Blythe (Illustrator)
Gary Blythe is an award-winning illustrator. His first children’s picture book, The Whales’ Song, written by Dyan Sheldon, won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1990. Gary lives in the Wirral, near Liverpool.
"Sheldon's poetic text manages to overlay a homespun practicality with an ethereal, fairy-tale magic. . . . Blythe's paintings are extraordinary. . . . These vibrant panoramas of the sea and of the whales leaping from the moonlit water possess a rare luminosity and beauty that should not be missed." —Publishers Weekly
"In a spare, poetic narrative, Sheldon captures a child's wonder at these magnificent creatures, echoed, in a splendid debut, in Blythe's generously broad oil paintings. . . . Outstanding." —Kirkus Reviews