Age 5-7 | Hardback | 36 pages | 250 x 250mm
Publication July 2019 | ISBN 9781913134044
Molly and Dylan wake up one morning to find a whale washed up on the beach. Molly’s dad shows them how to care for the whale as they wait for the tidy to come in. Molly sings to calm her, while the children and their friends work together to keep her cool and wet. But will they manage to help the whale back into the sea in time?
Welsh and Irish editions are also available.
Written by Malachy Doyle and illustrated by Andrew Whitson.
Books in the Series:
- Molly and the Stormy Sea
- Molly and the Whale
- Molly and the Shutdown
- Molly and the Lighthouse
A moving tale from a master storyteller and illustrator about working together to help a creature back into its habitat.
Malachy Doyle has over 100 children’s books published by leading English, Welsh and Irish publishers, from picture books to teenage novels. His work has been translated into 27 languages and he is a previous winner of the Tir na n-Og Award (Georgie), the Nestle Children’s Book Award (The Dancing Tiger), the English Association Award for Non-Fiction (Cow) and many other awards in the UK and USA.
Andrew Whitson has illustrated books on various aspects of Irish mythology including The Creatures of Celtic Myth, The Field Guide to Irish Fairies and The Dark Spirit. In 2011, Andrew received the Bisto honorary award for book illustration.
'The beautiful storyline and bright illustrations will delight readers of all ages.' Children's Books Ireland Recommended Reads 2019-20
'With lovely, simple, emotional text, the reader is placed right in the story; feeling every moment and effort and really invested in the outcome. [...] There is a real sense of community in this book; reliance upon each other, working together with a common, selfless goal. As the story goes on, the sense of compassion and empathy builds, encompassing every page. (And this is done as much through the illustrations as the text.) Gripping, evocative, caring and quietly joyous.' Mary Esther Judy, Fallen Star Stories
'This is a moving tale from a skilful storyteller and equally talented illustrator about the power of empathy and teamwork. Doyle’s engaging narrative is vividly brought to life by Whitson’s colourful artwork.' Jenny White, Western Mail
'This is an amazing tale about working together to help make something wonderful happen.' Books for Keeps