52 – A Tale of Loneliness

52 - A Tale of Loneliness

A National Indie Excellence Award, and Independent Publishers Book Award WINNER - Best Picture Book (Ages 4-8) 
Copyright 2021 - All rights reserved.

Price: $17.95
Recommended Ages: 4-8
ISBN: 978-1-7334055-0-8
Publication Date: Jan 31st, 2021
Format: Hardcover

Spark conversations of empathy, joy, and self-acceptance, in what critics are calling; “Poignant,” “Original,” “A beautiful tale for all ages.” and “A joy to read!”

Far beneath the beautiful sea, a unique whale sings a song that is all his own. Inspired by the incredible true story of the 52 Hz whale, this lyrical tale of loneliness and individuality will delight readers of all ages.

Told in short, poetic passages, this whale, simply known as 52, celebrates the joy of life he's found beneath the ocean waves. But, there is just one small problem… no other whale can hear him sing!

Yet, despite this hardship, 52 remains optimistic, introducing us to the magic and the beauty of his own invisible world.

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What people are saying:

“Poignant… A beautiful tale for all ages.” -The Children’s Book Review

“DePalma and Brown create a hero with whom young readers will identify.” -Kirkus Review

"A joy to read." -Reader's Favorite

“Profound… original.” -Rome Independent Prisma Awards

“Brilliantly written!” -New York International Film Awards

“This book is a wonderful way for children to feel content with who they are. This speaks loudly to me as a mother isolating her family through the pandemic. Embracing a world you're creating for yourself is a powerful message in a children book.” -Terra Jolé, “Dancing with the Stars,” & “Little Women: LA”

“DePalma effectively validates feelings that are relatable to children of various ages… Although 52 experiences loneliness and sometimes feels invisible, he still sings, and his tale is not a sad one. This good-natured whale exemplifies themes of self-acceptance, individuality, contentment, empathy, bravery, and joy.”  -OnlineBookClub.org 

"52 is jaunty and soulful. Illustrator, Brown imbues 52 with an impressive emotional range that perfectly complements the text’s meditative musings. While happy to someday play with other whales, 52 finds real joy in focused exploration. This “tale of loneliness” will encourage young readers to view isolation as an opportunity to observe and reflect without distraction." -Booklife

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IPPY Awards - Gold
IPPY Awards - Gold
National Indie Excellence
National Indie Excellence
Mom's Choice Awards - Gold
Mom's Choice Awards - Gold
Reader's Favorite Silver
Reader's Favorite Silver
Penelope's Prize Books Awards
Penelope's Prize Books Awards
Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Next Generation Indie Book Awards