The Whale Without a Tail

by Ariana Levin & Illustrated by Sarah E. Kushner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/15/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 42
ISBN : 9781480859906
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 42
ISBN : 9781480859890
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 42
ISBN : 9781480859913

About the Book

In many ways, Walter is just like the other young whales. But in one way—the way that seems to matter most—he is different. Walter was born without a tail. All the other young whales have tails, but since Walter does not, he is seen as different. And according to the other whales, different is not good.

Different means Walter is not included when the other whales played tug-of-war. Different means he doesn’t get to race. His friends call him a tadpole or turtle, saying his tail is weak and Walter is slow. Walter knows better, of course. His tail does all sorts of amazing things, but the other whales never give him a chance to show them.

One day, the ocean feels strangely quiet. Walter is the first to realize all his friends have been caught in a fisherman’s net. They desperately need his help, and for the first time, they see Walter for the amazing whale he is. Walter is a hero, even without his tail. It turns out it’s okay to be different because different can also mean special.

About the Author

Ariana Levin has been a certified bookworm and lover of writing since she was a kid. She has taught elementary school for fourteen years and cherishes the special bonds she and her students share. She learns something new every day from them and loves being able to return the favor. She adores her family, friends, and her dog and lives in Los Angeles.