The Stranded Whale is a moving, honest book by Jane Yolen, a master storyteller, winner of the Caldecott Medal for Owl Moon and the author of the How Do Dinosaurs [Say Goodnight, etc.] series. This picturebook delivers a story of a beached whale. A trio of children first spot it, a great gray shape looming on the beach as the tide goes out, and they spring into action, doing all they can to keep it wet with their sweaters, dowsed with seawater, while they call for more help. A number of adults respond to the call to try to save the whale.