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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (92 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Rylant Narrator: Mark Nelson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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When a baby beluga whale loses his mama and is heard crying out for her, Whistler and Lila are reminded of how lucky they are to have such a wonderful family in their lighthouse home. Their great adventures begin when they team up with a cranky old cormorant named Huck to bring the mother and child together again.

Acclaimed author Cynthia Rylant is a Newbery Medal winner and has penned more than 60 heartwarming books for children. This sweet tale is filled with warm, caring characters and the gifted narration of Mark Nelson conveys their strength, courage, and determination.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Hankins | 12/15/2013

    " There is a tender verse that appears on each page, complimented by the natural sea sponge paintings (also by Rylant). This book comes together very nicely as a look at the different whales of the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheena | 10/26/2013

    " My 5 year old enjoyed this. I expected it to be longer, but with pictures every other page, it was a very, very quick read. The pictures are really nice, though. Cute story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 8/18/2013

    " Very sweet story, even appealed to my rowdy 5yo boy. We'll be checking out more in this Lighthouse Family series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 6/24/2013

    " Cynthia Rylant was the author who we studied back in 2nd grade, and this was always my favorite of her books. I think it sowed the seeds for my love of whales. This is the ideal children's picture book, one that educates them and captures their imagination all the same time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bianca | 5/27/2013

    " There is a baby beluga and he gets lost without his Mother, her name is Honey. But The Lighthouse Family comes to the rescue! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Owen | 5/12/2013

    " To be honest, I got this book because it was by Cynthia Rylant (one of my favorite children's authors). The book is good and I'll be able to use it in classrooms for early non-fiction, just no where near her best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Logan | 3/25/2013

    " Logan enjoys these, but I think he's gotten to the point where this kind of short book doesn't interest him as much. We've been reading much more complex and longer books. Still, he likes the characters, especially the cat, and I think we'll go ahead and read them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry | 1/9/2013

    " Good/easy chapter book to read with the girls. They looked forward to each day's addition to the story. The kindergarten set can tackle it with help. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 11/14/2012

    " a story of a family that comes together by chance use the friends they have made to help a beluga whale calf returned to his mother "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 11/8/2012

    " A beautifully illustrated book about several different types of whales. The pictures come alive when you read this book, great for visualizing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Strumbeck | 9/24/2012

    " Cute sequel with a summertime theme. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C | 8/21/2012

    " We're enjoying this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hayli Wrigley | 8/20/2012

    " The paintings were very pretty. Also, it would be a good book to get children exposed to poetry, while at the same time being informative about different types of whales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Newbury Town Library Youth Services | 7/13/2012

    " The series continues on in its gentle and lovely manner. We're going to read them all and happily! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bvlmc Buchanan Verplanck Elementary School | 6/8/2012

    " A story that full of warmth and caring. Two young mice befriend a baby beluga whale who has lost his mother. Aided by a comerant, the two young mice fly over the ocean searching for a pod of beluga whales in order to reunite the baby whale with his mother. "

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About the Author
Author Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than one hundred books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal in 1993 and A Fine White Dust won a Newbery Honor; she is also the author of two Caldecott Honor–wining picture books. Some of her other notable works include the Annie and Snowball series, the Poppleton series, the novel The Islander, and a number of other poetry books and story collections. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

About the Narrator

Mark Nelson is an experienced audiobook narrator and producer. Also recording as Harry Shaw, he has recorded more than fifty professional audiobooks, including crime fiction, science fiction, horror, nonfiction, histories, and classics.