Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
- Reading age: 6 to 8
A Whale’s World follows a pod of spy-hopping orcas as they explore the ecosystems of the Great Bear Sea while hunting for their next meal.
Past rocky shores and through kelp forests, they observe foraging wolves, hungry grizzly bears, curious black bears, graceful fin whales, splashing porpoises, slippery seals and other members of the Pacific coastal food web. The book gives readers a fun introduction to the many ways that marine and land animals interact with their environments and with each other.
About the authors
Ian McAllister is a co-founder of the wildlife conservation organization Pacific Wild. He is an award-winning photographer and author of The Great Bear Rainforest, and his images have appeared in publications around the world. He has been honoured by the Globe & Mail as one of 133 highly accomplished Canadians, and he and his wife, Karen McAllister, were named by Time magazine one of the ""Leaders of the 21st Century"" for their efforts to protect British Columbia's endangered rainforest. He is a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and has won the North America Nature Photography Association's Vision Award and the Rainforest Action Network's Rainforest Hero award. He lives with his family on an island in the heart of The Great Bear Rainforest.
Nicholas Read is a journalism instructor at Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He collaborated with Ian McAllister on several books, including Wolf Island, A Bear's Life, The Seal Garden and The Great Bear Sea and wrote City Critters, about urban wildlife. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Christian Down is a producer, musician and voice actor from Victoria, British Columbia.
- Commended, ILA-CBC Children's Choices list
- Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
"A Whale's World adds another aspect to the interest in and understanding of this environment allowing the reader to see how each component of the community is integrated into the whole. Definitely worth adding to the collection for a complete picture. Highly Recommended."
"Enthralling…Highly recommended for both school and public libraries as well as a gift for any child…Would be a welcome addition to any study unit about the natural environment, the food chain, and the interconnectivity within ecosystems."
"Eye-catching images…Another attractive nature book."
“Provides a serviceable starting point for young readers studying the region.”
The Horn Book Online
“Beautifully illustrated with Ian’s wildlife photography, this book is suitable for elementary school classrooms.”
Other titles by Ian McAllister
My Great Bear Rainforest Bundle
Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest Read-Along
Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest
Great Bear Rainforest
A Giant-Screen Adventure in the Land of the Spirit Bear