A Whale in Paris

byDaniel Presley, Claire PoldersIllustratorErin Mcguire

Paperback | May 14, 2019

A Whale in Paris by Daniel Presley
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“Perfect for readers who love a touch of the fantastic and the impossible.” —Booklist

A hopeful and heroic girl befriends a small, lost whale during World War II and together they embark on a journey to liberate France and find their families in this charming debut novel.

Ever since the Germans became the unwelcome “guests” of Paris in the early days of World War II, Papa and Chantal have gone out in the evenings to fish in the Seine. Tonight Chantal is hoping for a salmon, but instead she spies something much more special: a whale!

Though small (for a whale) and lost, he seems friendly. Chantal soon opens her heart to the loveable creature and names him Franklin, after the American president who must surely be sending troops to rescue her country.

Yet Franklin is in danger: The Parisians are starving and would love to eat him, and the Nazis want to capture him as a gift to Hitler. In a desperate bid to liberate themselves and their city, Chantal and Franklin embark on a dangerous voyage. But can one small girl manage to return a whale to the ocean and reunite him with his parents? And will she ever see her own family again?
American screenwriter Daniel Presley’s award-winning film Populaire was released in thirty-five countries. His fiction has also appeared in various literary journals. He lives with his wife, Dutch novelist Claire Polders in Paris, and together they are the creators of A Whale in Paris.Dutch novelist Claire Polders has published four no...
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Title:A Whale in ParisFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 7.62 X 5.12 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 7.62 X 5.12 X 0.6 inPublished:May 14, 2019Publisher:Atheneum Books For Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1534419160

ISBN - 13:9781534419162

Appropriate for ages: 10

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