I wish I were a humpback whale by Christina Jordan

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Published by Magic Wagon in Edina, Minn .

Written in English

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  • Whales,
  • Stories in rhyme,
  • Humpback whale,
  • Fiction

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A young boy imagines how different his life would be if he were a humpback whale.

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Statementby Christina Jordan ; illustrated by Gabhor Utomo
SeriesI wish I were--, Looking Glass Library
ContributionsUtomo, Gabhor, ill
LC ClassificationsPZ8.3.J7646 Iaq 2012
The Physical Object
Pagination23 p. :
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25147600M
ISBN 109781616416584
LC Control Number2010048716

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