Eleven year old Jonah Morrison
is not having a very good year. His family has just moved to Connecticut
from New York City after his dad split. Jonah is not the type of kid who
makes friends easily. He isn't into sports, isn't academic and has recently
become overweight. One day, he is teased and kids call him Jonah the whale.
Jonah has a tendency to lie and this insult puts his imagination into overdrive.
He tells the kids that he has his own television show called Jonah the
Whale and that he has interviewed Michael Jordan! Now all the kids want
to hear the Jordan interview. How will he get out of this mess? Find out
how in JONAH THE WHALE.
Jonah Morrison is the new kid
in the 6th grade at Bixley Elementary School. He has a big imagination
and an appetite to match. On his second day of 6th grade at Bixley
Elementary School, the kids in the class dub him Jonah, the Whale.
That's all the food Jonah's imagination needs. The next thing we
know, Jonah and his new, and only, friend Blister are producing a kids'
talk show for a cable TV station and their first guest is Michael Jordan.
Yes, THE Michael Jordan! How does Jonah make this happen? You'll
have to read JONAH, THE WHALE by Susan Shreve to find out. (New Hampshire
Great Stone Face Committee)