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Publisher Description

*GREEN EARTH BOOK AWARD*

*MOONBEAM GOLD AWARD(NON-FICTION)*

*MARYLAND BLUE CRAB AWARD*

*SOCIETY OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS INTERNATIONAL HONOR AWARD*

On a cool December morning near San Francisco, a distress call was radioed to shore by a local fisherman. He had discovered a humpback whale tangled in hundreds of yards of crab-trap lines, struggling to stay at the surface to breathe. A team of volunteers answered the call, and four divers risked their lives to rescue the enormous animal.

What followed was a rare and remarkable demonstration of animal behavior. This celebrated story, beautifully depicted in Jennifer O’Connell’s mesmerizing paintings, will make you wonder about animal emotions and the unique connections we can have with animals—even whales.

Fountas & Pinnell Level M

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2013
May 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
32
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tilbury House Publishers
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
51.3
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 1-7

Customer Reviews

Carmel Pars ,

The Eye of the Whale

I read this to my two grandchildren, five and ten. I had to read it three times. They loved it as I did. It’s an incredible true story of a whale rescue and the emotional thank you displayed by this majestic mammal. Referred to me by Chelsea Clinton on Twitter.