Heartbeat

Illustrated by: Evan Turk
For Ages: 4 - 8
This cinematic picture book from critically acclaimed author and illustrator Evan Turk follows the life of a baby whale from birth, to song, to silence, to a new song of compassion and hope for a brighter future.

Two hearts, one song.
A young whale and her mother sing together.
Heartbeat.
Then the mother is gone.
One heart, one song.
The young whale swims, alone and lonely,
for days and years and decades…
until one day a little girl hears her and joins her song.
Together, they sing of hope for a brighter future.
One world, one song,
one heartbeat.
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 56 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481435208 | 
  • June 2018 | 
  • Grades P - 3 | 
  • Lexile ® AD280L
List Price $17.99 (price may vary by retailer)
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Evan Turk

Evan Turk is an author, illustrator, and animator. An Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor winner, he is the illustrator of the award-winning book Grandfather Gandhi and its companion Be the Change, and the author/illustrator of The Storyteller and Heartbeat. Evan is originally from Colorado and loves traveling and learning about other cultures through drawing. He is a graduate of Parsons and continues his studies as a member of Dalvero Academy. Visit him at EvanTurk.com.

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