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To the Sea    by Cale Atkinson order for
To the Sea
by Cale Atkinson
Order:  USA  Can
Hyperion, 2015 (2015)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

One day, Sam, a big blue whale, made a wrong turn and ended up far from his home and landlocked. That's when he met Tim, a little boy who was ignored by all the other children.

Although none of the other children noticed Sam or offered to help him, Tim saw the whale and realized he needed assistance to get back to the sea. Thus a friendship was formed and Tim launched a plan to return his new buddy to his natural habitat.

Moving a large whale is not an easy chore but Tim figured out how to accomplish such a monstrous task and eventually Sam was back where he belonged.

This unusual story about friendship and helping out when someone is experiencing a time of need will not only delight young readers but will also teach them how friendship comes with a few responsibilities. The message is clear; 'Friends don't let friends down.' Both Sam and Tim illustrate how this works!

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