The Whale by Ethan and Vita Murrow

“GIANT WHALE – OR GIANT HOAX?” screams the headline of The Cape Chronicle. Thus begins the adventure of two pre-teens heck-bent on solving a fifty-year-old mystery and proving  that “the legendary Great Spotted Whale” exists in the waters around their little island. Pick up this near-wordless, pencil-drawn wonder and be prepared for thrills –perhaps not of Jaws proportions — but great enough that our intrepid duo does indeed need a bigger boat.

Here is one more taste of Ethan Murrow’s exquisite illustrations. If you would like to see the rest, pick up a copy of The Whale, and in the words of Quint, “for that, you get the head, the tail, the whole damned thing”.

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About Stephanie Cummings

Stephanie Cummings is a former BBC Journalist sharing her lifetime love of children's literature and illustration with her two young daughters -- and now with you, too, through Two in a Tepee. Stephanie has an academic background at the undergraduate level in literature and has master's degrees in both anthropology (material and visual culture) and design. She started her professional life in an art gallery and ended up producing radio programmes for BBC Radio 4, before deciding to become a stay at home mum. She lives with her handsome husband (who is sometimes invited into the tepee) in leafy north London.

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