The Eye of the Whale by Jennifer O'Connell

The Eye of the Whale has won the 2014 Green Earth Book Award!

To view a video about my school presentations,
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It was filmed at Drew Model ES during the Read Green Festival, by the ‘Green Scene’ of Arlington County Public Television. The Green Earth Book Award is given by the Nature Generation to promote books that inspire children to grow a deeper appreciation, respect, and responsibility for their natural environment. After the visit to Drew, I participated in creating a time capsule with the students at Patterson Elementary School in SW, DC, along with the other Green Earth Award-winning authors: Melissa Stewart, Kathy Appelt, Suzanne Goldsmith, Tina Ruark Gorrow, Craig Koppie and Eliott Schrefer. When we put our books in the capsule, we shared what our hopes are for 2044. Cleaner oceans, thriving marine life, a healthier planet!                                                                     

Book Trailer

Click here to view the trailer for
The Eye of the Whale

An On-line Gallery

The Christian Science Monitor’s children’s book art gallery features illustrations from
The Eye of the Whale!

Educator’s Guide

Click here to view this new guide for teachers and parents, additional resources and fun activities.