The Snail And The Whale by Julia DonaldsonThe Snail And The Whale by Julia Donaldson

The Snail And The Whale

byJulia Donaldson

Paperback | April 30, 2006

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When a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands. It's a dream come true for the snail, who has never left home before. But when the whale swims too close to shore, will the snail be able to save her new friend?
Julia Donaldson lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
Title:The Snail And The WhaleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.9 × 11 × 0.1 inPublished:April 30, 2006Publisher:Puffin BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142405809

ISBN - 13:9780142405802

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Editorial Reviews

"Along with providing a resonant environmental message, the story lightly demonstrates that friendships come in all shapes and sizes.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review