The Song of Whales
by Uri Orlev, Hillel Halkin (Translator)
Publishing on April 12th, 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Hardcover, 128 pages
Michael’s grandfather has a secret—a secret that’s almost too strange to share . . .
When Michael moves to Israel, he leaves loneliness behind and steps into the light of his grandfather’s magic. Like a sorcerer’s apprentice, Michael learns how to blur the lines between dreams and reality when his grandfather hands down the most precious of gifts—a gift that allows Michael passage into his grandfather’s dreams.
Written with a quiet simplicity that wins the reader over at once Uri Orlev writes in a style so sure and yet so unassuming that it is certain to linger in reader’s minds long after turning the last page.
Thanks to NetGalley for my copy of this book.
“It isn’t the big pleasures that count the most; it’s making a great deal out of the little ones.”— Jean Webster