A Whale of the Wild by Rosanne Parry audiobook

A Whale of the Wild

By Rosanne Parry
Read by Hope Newhouse

Greenwillow Books, HarperCollins 9780062995926

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799940531

  • ISBN: 9781799940524

  • ISBN: 9781799940548

Runtime: 4.27 Hours
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the stand-alone companion to the New York Times–bestselling A Wolf Called Wander, a young orca whale must lead her brother on a tumultuous journey to be reunited with their pod. This gorgeously illustrated animal adventure novel explores family bonds, survival, global warming, and a changing seascape. Includes information about orcas and their habitats.

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. An excellent read-aloud and read-alone, this companion to A Wolf Called Wander will captivate fans of The One and Only Ivan and Pax.

Includes a map, and extensive backmatter about orcas and their habitats.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Vega and 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
“A spellbinding, heart-stopping adventure…Parry’s thorough research, observation, and creative writing combine to share the marvelous matriarchal familial world of orcas…Her descriptive narrative rises in intensity to match each new danger and resolves with a bittersweet yet hopeful finish…Excellent.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Rosanne Parry

Author Bio: Rosanne Parry

Rosanne Parry is the author of the novels Heart of a Shepherd and Last of the Name, as well as A Wolf Called Wander, which was named a Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal and was shortlisted for the 2020 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award. She lives with her family in an old farmhouse in Portland, Oregon, and writes in a tree house in her backyard. Heart of a Shepherd has been honored as a Washington Post‘s Best Kids’ Book of the Year, a Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of the Year, and a Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 4.27
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English