Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Song for a Whale By Lynne Kelly GIVEAWAY!

In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. But she's the only deaf person in her school, so people often treat her like she's not very smart. If you've ever felt like no one was listening to you, then you know how hard that can be.

When she learns about Blue 55, a real whale who is unable to speak to other whales, Iris understands how he must feel. Then she has an idea: she should invent a way to "sing" to him! But he's three thousand miles away. How will she play her song for him?

Full of heart and poignancy, this affecting story by sign language interpreter Lynne Kelly shows how a little determination can make big waves.

Pick up your copy here...

Lynne Kelly grew up in Houston, lived in a couple of much colder places, then returned to the Houston area, where she works as a sign language interpreter and writes novels for children and young adults. CHAINED is her first novel.

My Thoughts...

I loved this book. Kids are going to read his one over and over it just might end up being their favorite book.
They will learn will reading it and they will love the story.
I found it to be good for ages 7-13 but I liked and I am much older.
Kelly has a way with bringing the kids into the story.
You don't want to miss this one.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. This is a book I would like but then again I am a big kid.

  2. My youth kids will love this and I have one that uses sign language.

  3. Thanks for sharing sounds like a good young kids book.

  4. Not typically a YA reader, but have always had a special spot in my heart for ocean animals and this plot sounds so sweet ♡

  5. My grand-girl is almost five so she might be a bit young for it, I bet she'd like it though! Would be a good one to keep around :-)

  6. I think that my grandkids would love this book and I probably would too! This is a great review!

  7. Sounds very interesting, I know my 8 year old great granddaughter would love it, she loves to read and she loves whales.

    1. You are the WINNER! Email me your mailing address.I will get your book in the mail to you