The Tale of the Ice Whale
Newbery Award winner Jean Craighead George’s last novel—completed with the help of her children—chronicles a mystical relationship between a young Eskimo boy and the rare bowhead whales living in Alaskan waters. Titled “Ice Whale,” the new children’s book highlights the interconnectedness of all life forms—whether ocean- or land-dwelling—through beautifully illustrated pages and alternating voices between human and marine mammal.
Bring your family and join us for a special program with Twig George, Jean’s daughter, who will be sharing the story behind her mother’s book and the unique species it features. Currently a lower-school librarian at The Park School in Baltimore, Md., Twig began writing children’s books when her kids were in elementary school and is the author of “A Dolphin Named Bob,” “Swimming With Sharks” and “Jellies: The Life of Jellyfish,” among others.
This special event includes a kid (and adult)-friendly continental breakfast. National Aquarium admission is not included with your registration, but you can purchase tickets here to tour the Aquarium after the event.
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