The Whale’s Tale is an exciting new young adult science fiction novel by Edwina Harvey. In a future where whales and dolphins can communicate with humans, and where the Whale Nation has brought space travel back from the brink of extinction, humpback whales tour the galaxy in massive spaceships called “The Whaling Fleet” performing Whalesong to receptive audiences. Uki is a teenage Japanese girl who steals a file from a whale to impress a guy in her gang, but she gets caught, and has to perform restitution to Targe, the humpback whale she’s stolen the file from, by touring the galaxy with Targe and his dolphin sidekick, Charlie. Uki doesn’t like Targe, Targe doesn’t like Uki, and Charlie thinks he’s in for the worst tour of his life until they discover Uki has a special talent.
For an excerpt from the book, go here.
“Wow! What a whale of a tale!” - Sheila Tracy
For a review of the book by June Young in New Zealand, go here.
For a review of the book by Jonathan Dean, go here.
Released November, 2009
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Edwina Harvey is a self-confessed “whale and dolphin geek” who has been writing, especially science fiction, for most of her life. The Whale’s Tale evolved from her short story, Restitution
, which was placed equal third in the 1997 Mary Grant Bruce awards for children’s literature.
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Edwina’s other work has been short listed in the George Turner Prize, the Emma Darcy Awards, and has been published in a variety of anthologies and magazines as diverse as Aurealis, Thrillogies and Grass Roots. She also edits for Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
Edwina has blogged at Wired 4 Teens. You can read more about The Whale’s Tale athttp://teens.mosmanlibraryblogs.com/article/263/edwina-harvey-guest-blogs-on-the-whale-s-tale.
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