The Secrets of Star Whales

By Rebecca Thorne

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On the small space station Azura, Maxion Belmont is constantly torn between his two passions—engineering and music. Both are hobbies handed down from his father, who died two years ago. While his hydrodriver is great for repairing starship parts, his father’s old string instrument tugs at the latent grief Max hides from his mom and classmates with each chord he strums.

When a foreign starship appears on the horizon, Azura welcomes its first tourist in years. But there’s something weird about Mr. Hames, the stranger-turned-substitute-teacher. He has no idea how to teach and keeps raving about the existence of alien creatures in the vacuum of space: star whales.

As Max and the rest of Mr. Hames’s class-turned-starship-crew begin to uncover the mysteries of the star whales, they discover they aren’t the only ones looking for the elusive creatures—and not every whaler has good intentions.

About the Author

The wild Rebecca Thorne can be found in her natural habitat: the local coffee shop. She is rarely more than an arm's length from her laptop and her “Becky’s” coffee mug. When not in pursuit of caffeine or cracking puns as a flight attendant for Southwest, she prefers to relax with her two dogs, ensconced in her butt-cloud beanbag sofa. Find her online at rebeccathorne.net.

  • Paperback ISBN: 9781631634413
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781631634420
  • Reading Age: from 8 to 13 years
  • Interest Age: from 8 to 13 years
  • Paperback dimensions: 5.25 x 8 in
  • Publication date: Mar 23, 2021
  • Rights/Sales territory: Worldwide
  • Format: Paperback | Ebook
  • Pages: 228
  • Imprint: Jolly Fish Press
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Reviews of The Secrets of Star Whales:

"A futuristic setting, an excitingly illicit field trip, and a set of magnificent, mysterious MacGuffins add up to a rare space adventure."—Booklist


"Entertaining and hopeful."—Kirkus Reviews


"A rollicking middle grade adventure with a subtle message about processing and expressing emotions, and the traps that await those who allow their sadness to masquerade as anger."—Foreword Reviews


"An engaging speculative fiction premise allows Thorne to simultaneously embrace a sense of wonder and discovery, imbuing this poignant story with optimism and healing."—Publishers Weekly

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