Waiting for the Whales

Waiting for the Whales

Book - 1991
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Baker & Taylor
Watching the whales, a young girl is reminded of her grandfather and the times they spent together

Orca Book Publishers
In this timeless story set on the West Coast, an old man lives alone on a bluff overlooking the sea and tends his garden. And waits. Only when the whales return each year to the bay in front of his cottage is his loneliness eased. One day, his daughter and her baby return home to live with the old man, bringing a renewed sense of purpose to his life. As his granddaughter grows, the old man passes on a wealth or knowledge and wisdom as well as his passion for the whales. And each year they wait together for the whales to appear. A gentle story that illuminates the unique friendship between grandparent and child, Waiting for the Whales also suggests that aging and death are only part of a greater cycle of rebirth and continuity.

Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Orca Book Publishers, c1991
Edition: 2nd
ISBN: 9780399225154
0399225153
9780920501962
9780920501665
0920501664
0920501966
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lightburn, Ron - Illustrator

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