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A Symphony of Whales

Glashka can hear the voices of the whales in her dreams. . . but with that mysterious power comes great responsibility. When she discovers thousands of whales trapped in a rapidly freezing inlet, she knows it is up to her to gather the people of her town to help them.

Based on an actual event, this inspiring story follows Glashka and her people as they come to understand the importance of all life.

"Beautifully conveys the idea of music as an intrinsic part of the natural world." -- Booklist

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"During the bitter winter of 1984-85, the people of the Chukchi Peninsula and the crew of the Russian icebreaker Moskva labored to save thousands of beluga whales trapped by encroaching ice in the Siberian Senyavina Strait. Schuch has taken this event and fleshed it out to include young Glashka, who can hear the voices of these animals in her visionary dreams. As the fearful creatures crowd away from the ship and its fractured path to freedom, it is Glashka who urges the crew to add human music to the whale calls they are broadcasting to reassure and entice the belugas, and to try again as folk music and rock and roll fail. Finally, a classical symphony for strings sounds a chorus that the animals join in, and singing, they follow the huge icebreaker out to the open sea." -- School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 10
Author Steve Schuch
Illustrator Peter Sylvada
ISBN 0152165487
Publication Date Oct 1, 2002
Publisher Sandpiper
Language English