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  • Published: 3 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780670013159
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $29.99

Following Papa's Song


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“Papa?”asked Little Blue.“Are we going very far?”
“Yes, Little Blue. We will travel farther
than we have ever gone before.”

As two whales swim together through the big ocean, Little Blue has many questions for Papa, especially ones about the long migration. How will they know the way? Will he be able to keep up? What will they see along the way?

Papa has answers for all these questions, but Little Blue remains curious as they begin their journey. What could be down below, where they can’t see? The answer is a magical world and Little Blue is enchanted . . .  until there is only darkness surrounding the young whale.  But if Little Blue is quiet and listens, can Little Blue hear Papa’s song?

Filled with the wonders of the ocean and the comfort of a father’s presence, Following Papa’s Song is a heartwarming story to be read again and again.

  • Pub date: 3 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780670013159
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $29.99

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Praise for Following Papa's Song

“PRAISE FOR FOLLOWING PAPA'S SONG: "...exuberant and gorgeous..." —Publishers Weekly, starred review "...a heartwarming reminder of how children learn to trust and listen for papas’ songs in our lives." —School Library Journal, starred review "This beautifully executed book about the bond between father and child that can be as deep as the darkest sea and powerful enough to help navigate in times of trouble will resonate with readers both young and old."  —Kirkus, starred review "A gorgeous, comforting book that provides a lovely counterpoint to Marino’s Meet Me at the Moon (2012)." —Booklist PRAISE FOR GIANNA'S FIRST BOOK, MEET ME AT THE MOON:   "Marino's breathtaking panoramas make an already powerful story sing." —Publishers Weekly, starred review   "The textured mixed-media art paired with the flowing text elevates this title above most missing-mama fare ... Radiating warmth and comfort, this distinguished title strikes home." —Kirkus, starred review   "Heartfelt and sincere, yet never cloying, this will work well one on one or in story hours." —Booklist PRAISE FOR GIANNA'S SECOND BOOK, TOO TALL HOUSES: "The animals are full of heartfelt emotions, from anger and frustration to happy contentment...This story about friendship and togetherness contains a great lesson without being didactic or moralizing and should be welcome in most collections." —School Library Journal, starred review "The well-turned, dialogue-rich narrative complements the sunny visuals, making this an excellent choice for one-on-one or group read-alouds...Another winner for rising star Marino."  —Kirkus, starred review “…a story of friendship that youngsters can understand and relate to.” —Library Media Connection”


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