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Ice Whale

Jean Craighead George

From the most celebrated children's nature writer of our time comes a posthumous new novel in the tradition of her Newbery award-winning "Julie of the Wolves". In 1848 in Barrow, Alaska, a young Eskimo boy witnesses a rare sight--the birth of a bowhead, or ice whale, that he calls Siku. But when he unwittingly guides Yankee whalers to a pod of bowhead whales, all the whales are killed. For this act, the boy receives a curse of banishment. Through the generations, this curse is handed down. Siku, the ice whale, returns year after year, in reality and dreams, to haunt each descendant. The curse is finally broken when a daughter recognizes and saves the whale, and he in turn saves her. Told in alternating voices, both human and whale, Jean Craighead George's last novel is an ambitious and touching take on the interconnectedness of humans, animals, and the earth they depend on.

From the most celebrated children's nature writer of our time comes a posthumous new novel in the tradition of her Newbery award-winning "Julie of the Wolves". In 1848 in Barrow, Alaska, a young Eskimo boy witnesses a rare sight--the birth of a bowhead, or ice whale, that he calls Siku. But when he unwittingly guides Yankee whalers to a pod of bowhead whales, all the whales are killed. For this act, the boy receives a curse of banishment. Through the generations, this curse is handed down. Siku, the ice whale, returns year after year, in reality and dreams, to haunt each descendant. The curse is finally broken when a daughter recognizes and saves the whale, and he in turn saves her. Told in alternating voices, both human and whale, Jean Craighead George's last novel is an ambitious and touching take on the interconnectedness of humans, animals, and the earth they depend on.
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From the most celebrated children's nature writer of our time comes a posthumous new novel in the tradition of her Newbery award-winning "Julie of the Wolves". In 1848 in Barrow, Alaska, a young Eskimo boy witnesses a rare sight--the birth of a bowhead, or ice whale, that he calls Siku. But when he unwittingly guides Yankee whalers to a pod of bowhead whales, all the whales are killed. For this act, the boy receives a curse of banishment. Through the generations, this curse is handed down. Siku, the ice whale, returns year after year, in reality and dreams, to haunt each descendant. The curse is finally broken when a daughter recognizes and saves the whale, and he in turn saves her. Told in alternating voices, both human and whale, Jean Craighead George's last novel is an ambitious and touching take on the interconnectedness of humans, animals, and the earth they depend on.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christina Moore

Length:

4h 30m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:41