Whale Child, The

An illustrated novel with a timely and important environmental message about protecting the earth’s water, “The Whale Child” is a story about a young Coast Salish girl visited by a whale calf who teaches her about the water cycle and how water connects all living things on earth. Playful, rhythmic language pairs with colourful illustrations that evoke a clear sense of place. The story presents authentic First Peoples perspectives on the interconnectedness of living things while highlighting the small steps students can take towards positive environmental change. Supporting curricular content in Grade 2–4, teachers may use this resource to encourage discussions about conservation. In the classroom, students may be inspired to engage in creative writing opportunities about nature and reflect on the positive changes they would like to see and make in the world.
First Peoples
Egawa, K.
Primary Identifier
English Language Arts