Dear Mr. Blueberry

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It is vacation time, so Emily has to write to her teacher for help. "Dear Mr. Blueberry, I love whales very much and I think I saw one in my pond today. Please send me some information on whales."

Mr. Blueberry answers at once, pointing out that whales live in salt water, not in ponds, so it can't be a whale. But Emily believes in her whale and replies that she is putting salt into the pond every day before breakfast and that she has seen the whale smile. After several letters, Mr. Blueberry explains more forcibly that a whale cannot live in Emily's pond and that whales are migratory. Emily then reports that her whale has at last become migratory again because of Mr. Blueberry's letter and has left the pond. She is sad. But in her last letter, she has a happy surprise to tell Mr. Blueberry, and all is well.

Emily's very real concern for her whale comes through most convincingly in this delightfully imaginative, childlike text. Children everywhere will sympathize with Emily, and, like her, will learn some basic facts about these great creatures from Mr. Blueberry's letters. Simon James's full-color illustrations are a perfect accompaniment to this unusual book that gives small children a gentle introduction to the world of nature.

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Grouped Work ID 0413e78d-9f49-421b-d744-0e64785a1b62
Grouping Title dear mr blueberry
Grouping Author james simon
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-17 05:15:22AM
Last Indexed 2019-06-24 04:40:29AM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level LG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 2.9
author James, Simon.
author_display James, Simon
display_description A young girl and her teacher correspond about the whale she has discovered in her pond.
fountas_pinnell L
id 0413e78d-9f49-421b-d744-0e64785a1b62
isbn 9780689505294, 9780689807688
last_indexed 2019-06-24T08:40:29.571Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
primary_isbn 9780689505294
publishDate 1991
record_details ils:a53074|Book|Books|1st U.S. ed.|English|M.K. McElderry Books :|1991.|1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 22 x 23 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
subject_facet Letters -- Juvenile fiction, Letters -- Stories, Whales -- Juvenile fiction, Whales -- Stories
title_display Dear Mr. Blueberry
title_full Dear Mr. Blueberry / Simon James
title_short Dear Mr. Blueberry
topic_facet Letters, Stories, Whales