The Snail and the Whale

Available November 8 – November 26
Suggested for grades K – 4

Inspired by the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Produced by Tall Stories
Directed by Toby Mitchell

Longing to see the world, a 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 seafaring father as they re-imagine the story of the tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world.

With great STEAM and SEL connections, this play with music is a heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up, from the Olivier Award-nominated company Tall Stories.

Your trip includes:

  • HD performance video
  • Study guide
  • Pre-recorded Q&A with the Director
  • Behind the Scenes: Learn About Sets, Costumes, Lighting, and Sound Effects
  • Post-Show Activities: Make Your Own Whale, Snail, and Volcano

NYS Learning Standards: The Arts 2, 3; ELA 1,2,3
Common Core Standards: ELA-Literacy; RH. 6-8:4,5,6
National Core Arts Standards: Responding; Connecting

Learning Connections: Language Arts, Science, Performing Arts, Literature, Emotional/Social Development

To register for this trip or learn more, email the Education & Engagement office at PAC.aie@purchase.edu or call our Virtual Field Trip hotline: 914-251-6232.