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When Dario and his mother move to Cape Cod from Brazil, Dario has a hard time making friends since he doesn't speak English well. But one day Dario meets someone else who has just arrived in New England and he doesn't speak any English at all ... because he's a right whale! Day after day Dario and the whale meet at the beach. But what will happen when it's time for the whale to migrate?

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Cheryl Lawton Malone

Cheryl Lawton Malone spent much of her youth migrating with her family, moving between New Jersey and Massachusetts and such places as The Hague, Netherlands, and London, England. She was a biotech attorney for 22 years before answering the call to write. She received a MFA from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA in 2010, taught creative writing for children at Lesley and at Grub Street in Boston, and now writes full time from her home in Newton, MA. She has an amazing husband, three grown children and two Irish Wheaten terriers that give her an excuse to travel to Ireland whenever she can. Dario and the Whale is her debut picture book. Cheryl loves presenting to kids. You can find out more about Cheryl and her school visit program at cheryllawtonmalone.com.

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