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Tall Stories: The Snail and the Whale

Longing to see the world, the tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great, grey-blue humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, told through live cello music and singing, storytelling and lots of laughs ... but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him?

Join an adventurous young girl and her sea-faring father as they re-imagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book.

With great STEAM and SEL connections, the performance vividly brings to life the story of “The Snail and the Whale,” which won the 2004 Early Years award for the best pre-school book, the 2005 Blue Peter award for Best Book to Read Aloud, and the 2007 Giverny award for Best Science Picture Book.

This play with music is a heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up from Tall Stories, the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you “The Gruffalo” and “Room on the Broom” live on stage.

Recommended for grades PreK-2 (ages 4-8)

This online content is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series digital subscription. We are thrilled to offer this collection of performances and activities for young people, produced specifically for online streaming. With your subscription, you can access Stories of Oceania, Tall Stories: The Snail and the Whale, and Sunny Days & Night Tree whenever and as often as you like through December 3, 2021.

Event Details

Nov 1-Dec 1, 2021
$25/classroom or homeschool group Subscriptions are available for purchase online November 1, 2021 through December 1, 2021. If you have questions about setting up your account, please contact our ticket office staff at kran-tix@illinois.edu. If you have questions about the performances or activities, please contact our Youth Series staff at youth@krannertcenter.com. The link and password will be emailed after purchasing the subscription. You may access the channel at any time after you receive that email. With your subscription, you can access all titles and content whenever and as often as you like through December 3, 2021.