Friday, October 1, 2010
Song of the Whales by Uri Orlev
When Michael’s family moves to Israel to be closer to his grandfather, he has a hard time fitting in at school. When he starts spending time with his grandfather, he discovers that his grandfather has the ability to travel through dreams. As Michael starts traveling with him, his confidence and experiences in his grandfather’s dreams starts spilling over into his real life. As his grandfather’s health starts to fail, however, Michael must decide if he wants to continue his grandfather’s dream work. Will Michael make friends his age ? Will Michael become a dream walker as well?
A great book to read. The characters are memorable. The plot is endearing and holds the reader’s interest. Readers who like fantasy, realistic fiction, and adventure will enjoy reading this book. EL (4-6). ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.