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The Tale of the Whale

A poetic tale of friendship and the beauty of the ocean, highlighting the need to stop plastic pollution and change our future.

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‘Where land becomes sky

and the sky becomes sea,

I first saw the whale and

the whale first saw me …’

So begins a lyrical journey that brings wonder, discovery and friendship, but also an uncomfortable realisation: plastic pollution and carelessness are destroying the ocean and the creatures who call it home.

Can we work together to change the future of the sea?

Karen Swann

Karen Swann

Karen Swann won the Writing Magazine Picture Book Prize in 2018. She grew up in the UK where she trained as a physiotherapist in a small town by the sea. Always a writer and a storyteller, she now lives with her family in Nottingham and, when she’s not halfway up a climbing wall, she loves to write lyrical rhyming stories at an old Victorian scrub-top table. The Tale of the Whale is her debut picture book. www.karenswann.com



Padmacandra grew up in Scotland, lives in Norfolk and graduated from the Cambridge School of Art. She is a Buddhist, poet and artist and currently works part-time as a carer.