A story by Betinna Hansen

Readers’ Favorite 2017

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Selected Mentee

“This book truly embodies excellence” 

Ellen Reid; Awards Sponsor


Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature

“Sally and the Singing Whale is a book that you will want to read and re-read for its depth and timelessness.”

Denise Dowling Mortensen; Children’s book author of Bug Patrol and Good Night Engines/Wake Up Engines

“Betinna Hansen is a gifted storyteller whose words create beautiful pictures in my head!”

Peter Catalanotto; Author/Illustrator of Emily’s Art and Monkey & Robot

This heartwarming book is as exciting as it is layered. It is about a little girl’s love for her father, her growing independence, and the beauty of the natural world. But it also touches on the fear of the unknown -a fear that, Sally learns, has nothing to do with reality.

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