By J. H. Soeder
Published: May 20, 2011.
Winner of 6 National Book Awards, its the never-before-told story of a boy who
discovers he can “hear” the thoughts of birds and animals—tiny insects to the largest living creatures today, whales—and “speak” back to them with his mind. Its “tails” describe the miracle that is life, as the animals’ clearly sentient behavior in response to him and as witnessed by others.