Ice Whale by Jean Craighead George audiobook

Ice Whale

By Jean Craighead George
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    ISBN: 9781471272257

Alaska, 1848. A young Eskimo boy witnesses the birth of an ice whale, which he calls Siku. But when he guides whalers to a pod, all the whales are killed. For this, the boy receives a curse of banishment. Through the generations, this curse is handed down. Siku returns in reality and in dreams to haunt each descendant. The curse is finally broken when a daughter saves the whale, and he in turn saves her.

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Summary

Summary

Alaska, 1848. A young Eskimo boy witnesses the birth of an ice whale, which he calls Siku. But when he guides whalers to a pod, all the whales are killed. For this, the boy receives a curse of banishment. Through the generations, this curse is handed down. Siku returns in reality and in dreams to haunt each descendant. The curse is finally broken when a daughter saves the whale, and he in turn saves her.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Jean Craighead George’s knowledge of and talent for depicting the natural world are in full evidence in this immersive epic that combines themes of conservation and native mysticism.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“George packs in detail about Eskimo traditions—from whale hunting to spirituality—and bowhead behaviors…this quiet story offers a compelling glimpse into the history of a way of life.” Booklist
“A final, posthumous nature story…This dreamy, epic tale entwines the life of Siku, a bowhead (or ice) whale of the Arctic Ocean, with the lives of several generations of two human families, the Toozaks and the Boyds…a bold, wistful, and heartfelt coda to a distinguished career.” School Library Journal

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Author Bio: Jean Craighead George

Author Bio: Jean Craighead George

Jean Craighead George (1919–2012) was born in a family of naturalists. Her father, mother, brothers, aunts, and uncles were students of nature. On weekends they camped in the woods close to their home near Washington, DC, climbed trees to study owls, gathered edible plants, and made fishhooks from twigs. In third grade she began writing—and went on to write over one hundred popular books for young adults and children, including the Newbery Medal–winning Julie of the Wolves and the Newbery Honor book My Side of the Mountain. Most of her books deal with topics related to the environment and the natural world.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 4.42
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English