Fall 2019

Whale of a Tale

From the Series Scarlett and Sam

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Scarlett and Sam are back again in a twist on the biblical adventure tale of Jonah and the whale. When the twins take Grandma Mina’s special carpet to be cleaned and repaired, they encounter a strange person who steps on the rug and disappears! Scarlett and Sam follow him back through time to ancient Israel, where they find themselves on a ship. Why have they been sent back in time to this ship on a stormy sea? Soon the answer comes. The man is Jonah and they’re in the story of Jonah and the whale! Sam and Scarlett know that they must do what the ship’s captain cannot—get Jonah overboard—even if that means that they must go overboard, too!

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$15.99 $11.99
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$6.99 $6.99
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$31.99 $23.99
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 152
Publication Date 2019-10-01
BISACS JUV002170, JUV001000, JUV033020
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 500
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed


Kirkus Reviews

“Kimmel employs modern syntax and references, matching the breakneck pace of the action. Sam and Scarlett are resourceful and wise beyond their years as they deal with an exasperating and stubborn Jonah. Stevanovic’s manga-inflected, grayscale illustrations feel both ancient and modern. A lively, magical tale of ancient times with a modern ethos.”―Kirkus Reviews

Illustrator: Ivica Stevanovic

Ivica Stevanovic has illustrated numerous picture books, as well as book covers and graphic novels. He lives in Veternik, Serbia, with his wife, who is also a children's illustrator, and their daughter.

Author: Eric A. Kimmel

Eric A. Kimmel has been writing for children for more than 40 years. His more than 100 titles include such classics as Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock and The Chanukkah Guest. He lives in Portland, Oregon.