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WHALE'S CANOE A Folktale from Australia Hardcover – Import, 1993
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-This simple retelling of an Aboriginal tale moves well and will hold listeners' attention. When the birds bring news of a beautiful new land, the other animals are eager to cross the ocean to settle there. However, only whale has a canoe large enough and sturdy enough to carry them, and he is bad tempered and mean and will not share. Starfish devises a plan to outwit him, and the other creatures use his canoe to reach the shores of the new land-Australia. Colorful and unusual characters, depicted in watercolors with anthropomorphized facial expressions, provide much visual interest. While more precise information about the story's source would have been useful for sharing with older children, preschoolers will simply savor the adventure.
Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, MN
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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