For Vega and her family, salmon is life. And Vega is learning to be a salmon finder, preparing for the day when she will be her family’s matriarch. But then she and her brother Deneb are separated from their pod when a devastating earthquake and tsunami render the seascape unrecognizable. Vega must use every skill she has to lead her brother back to their family. The young orcas face a shark attack, hunger, the deep ocean, and polluted waters on their journey. Will Vega become the leader she’s destined to be?
A Whale of the Wild weaves a heart-stopping tale of survival with impeccable research on a delicate ecosystem and threats to marine life. New York Times-bestselling author Rosanne Parry’s fluid writing and Lindsay Moore’s stunning artwork bring the Salish Sea and its inhabitants to vivid life. This gorgeously illustrated animal adventure novel explores family bonds, survival, global warming, and a changing seascape.
"In alternating first-person voices, Vega and [her brother] Deneb tell their harrowing story, engaging young readers while educating them about the marine ecosystem.... A dramatic, educational, authentic whale of a tale." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||8 - 12|
|Publication Date||Sep 1, 2020|