A Whale in Paris

A Whale in Paris[Download] ➻ A Whale in Paris Author Daniel Presley – Heartforum.co.uk During the German occupation of Paris, Chantal, twelve, spies a whale while fishing with her father in the Seine and is determined to return it to the ocean before the Nazis or starving Parisians can During the German occupation of Paris, Chantal, twelve, spies a whale while fishing with her father in the Seine and is determined to return it to the ocean before the Nazis or starving Parisians can destroy it.

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • A Whale in Paris
  • Daniel Presley
  • 12 June 2018
  • 1534419160

10 thoughts on “A Whale in Paris

  1. Bojan says:

    This book awoken so much emotions in me love, anger, happiness, sadness, action, friendship This book is awesome

  2. Kara says:

    A lower middle grade story about the power of friendship and love during WWII I enjoyed the historical tidbits sprinkled throughout and Chantal s friendship with the whale was heartwarming The parts about the war were grim without being too scary or graphic for an MG reader Overall, a solid MG historical I received an ARC at ALA midwinter.

  3. Kelly Veatch says:

    I loved this book Even though it was in the middle of Paris during the German occupation of World War II, it was such a sweet story This is definitely one I will recommend to my students this year.

  4. Dorothy Rice says:

    I loved A Whale in Paris I bought the book with my young grandchildren in mind but wanted to read it first to make sure it was appropriate and found myself immersed in the story and the characters The time and place, World War II in Paris during the German occupation felt both true to that time but also relevant to where we find ourselves today, with so many seeming to veer towards intolerance and hatred I appreciated the authors skilled handling of the characters these are not stereotypes I loved A Whale in Paris I bought the book with my young grandchildren in mind but wanted to read it first to make sure it was appropriate and found myself immersed in the story and the characters The time and place, World War II in Paris during the German occupation felt both true to that time but also relevant to where we find ourselves today, with so many seeming to veer towards intolerance and hatred I appreciated the authors skilled handling of the characters these are not stereotypes Showing the humanity in a young German soldier and the hypocrisy of a Parisian, will help children understand the importance of not judging others by their uniform, skin color or any other identifier that it is people s actions by which we should judge them I also appreciated the quaint illustrations

  5. R.W. Spryszak says:

    Waited to post reaction until my granddaughter finished it Results her new favorite and placed next to her most prized.

  6. Ms. Yingling says:

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusLife is difficult for Chantal and her father at the end of World War II in Paris Liberation seems like it may come at any time, but for now, the two must work around the German soldiers stationed around town as they try to catch fish for their market Chantal misses her mother, who died in a horrible boat accident because her Aunt Sophie, who lives in Normandy and provides fish for the family to sell, was too drunk to keep up with the business and Chantal s mothe E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusLife is difficult for Chantal and her father at the end of World War II in Paris Liberation seems like it may come at any time, but for now, the two must work around the German soldiers stationed around town as they try to catch fish for their market Chantal misses her mother, who died in a horrible boat accident because her Aunt Sophie, who lives in Normandy and provides fish for the family to sell, was too drunk to keep up with the business and Chantal s mother went out in the boat with a storm approaching in order to get fish After several nights of not having any catches, Chantal discovers that there is a small whale living in the Seine She doesn t know how this happened, but she tells several people and soon the German officers are interrogating her, since she first suspected it was a submarine When the whale turns out to be a harmless diversion, the German soldiers let Chantal give local children rides on the whale, whom she names Franklin, after the US president Aided by Private Schroeder, a young, kind German who has a sister Chantal s age back home, Chantal manages to keep the whale safe Times are hard, however, and when her Aunt Sophie comes to town, Chantal realizes that there is a resistance movement to the Nazis Eventually, her father and aunt are arrested, and the local people, who have hardly any food at all, decide to eat Franklin Chantal takes off down the river, hoping to make it to Rouen to release Franklin and also try to find her father and aunt.Strengths I really enjoyed all of the details about Nazi occupied Paris The lack of food, the difficulties children faced in going to school and going about their daily lives, the presence of German soldiers this is all good stuff These are details that young readers don t necessarily know, and are very valuable Weaknesses The senseless death of the mother, and Chantal s constant grieving, did not add anything to this story By this point in the war, there were probably very few people in Europe who had NOT lost at least one family member, and Chantal s reactions would no doubt have beeninformed by this grim reality.What I really think This might beof an elementary school story than a middle school one Is it fantasy The whale seems to understand Chantal and communicate with her through nodding and sounds I really wish there had been some kind of historical note on this one My 8th graders who need to read a book about World War II or the Holocaust will find this a bit confusing, so I am debating purchase It might be good to have on hand for sensitive readers who can t handle something like Night or Gratz s Prisoner B 3087

  7. Rachel says:

    It s Paris, 1944, and the war is still ongoing Despite the fact that there are whispers in the streets of the the Allies coming, the guests are still very much present Chantal Duprey often wonders how the Allies will come, so it is no surprise that while fishing one night with her father, a fishmonger, a strange sound comes from the Seine But this sound is different than what a submarine should sound like In fact, this sound is big and has a fin A whale in in the Seine As Chantal grows It s Paris, 1944, and the war is still ongoing Despite the fact that there are whispers in the streets of the the Allies coming, the guests are still very much present Chantal Duprey often wonders how the Allies will come, so it is no surprise that while fishing one night with her father, a fishmonger, a strange sound comes from the Seine But this sound is different than what a submarine should sound like In fact, this sound is big and has a fin A whale in in the Seine As Chantal grows close to her whale friend, she realizes that they are both prisoners in Paris It takes all of Chantal s courage to realize that in order for her to survive and save her family, she must also save her friend from a frightful fate as well.THOUGHTS A delightful tale of a heroine saving her family and friend in the time of war A great choice for upper elementary students who wish to have a historical tale, with an adventurous twist

  8. Laura Noakes says:

    A very sweet, classic feeling MG book with a unique premise great execution to boot A very sweet, classic feeling MG book with a unique premise great execution to boot

  9. Darla says:

    4.5 stars for this beautiful tale of a girl in WW II Paris who befriends a whale.A big thank you to Atheneum and Edelweiss for a digital ARC of this upcoming release.Chantal is motherless and helps her father go night fishing on the Seine just after D Day She discovers a whale in the river Even though no one believes her at first, she persists and makes friends with the whale naming him Franklin after the U.S president Despite the joy the Parisians experience over the D Day victories, the re 4.5 stars for this beautiful tale of a girl in WW II Paris who befriends a whale.A big thank you to Atheneum and Edelweiss for a digital ARC of this upcoming release.Chantal is motherless and helps her father go night fishing on the Seine just after D Day She discovers a whale in the river Even though no one believes her at first, she persists and makes friends with the whale naming him Franklin after the U.S president Despite the joy the Parisians experience over the D Day victories, the reality of war soon sets in and they begin to despair Soon Chantal needs Franklin to help her save Paris She promises to help him return to the English Channel in return for his help In this book we see the bonds of family, the difficulties in deciding who is trustworthy in war, the transcendent connection between Chantal and Franklin This novel gently informs children about World War II without shocking or intruding Highly recommended as a read aloud for 3rd grade and up

  10. Karen says:

    This story is one of those that is perfect for reading aloud or reading alone, one that I so wish had been written when my children were school aged A plucky heroine befriends a lovable whale during WWII in Paris and a page turning adventure ensues as they join together to reunite with their families A very unique tale among so many from this historical backdrop It was enough to love and be loved, the most powerful force in the world Love brought them together and became the driving force This story is one of those that is perfect for reading aloud or reading alone, one that I so wish had been written when my children were school aged A plucky heroine befriends a lovable whale during WWII in Paris and a page turning adventure ensues as they join together to reunite with their families A very unique tale among so many from this historical backdrop It was enough to love and be loved, the most powerful force in the world Love brought them together and became the driving force that gave each one the courage needed for the daunting tasks they encountered

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