Finalist for the 2004 ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award in the Non-fiction, Environment & Ecology category
In coastal villages along the St. Lawrence River, gentle breezes signal the coming of spring – and the arrival of the first whales.
Evelyne Daigle, respected biologist and educator, explores the mysteries of the St. Lawrence River and the whales that migrate there annually.
Did you know that
•Whales descend from a hairy doglike land mammal?
•More than a dozen different species of whale migrate to the St. Lawrence each year?
•In the early 1900s, there were over 5,000 beluga whales in the St. Lawrence? Today they number between 700 and 1,200 and are on the endangered species list.
Detailed illustrations by well-known wildlife artist Daniel Grenier and informative sidebars round out this fascinating look at some of the world’s most mysterious creatures.
Evelyne Daigle is an author and biologist whose passion for whales has developed over many years of study on the St. Lawrence River. Her interest in whales has taken her from the St. Lawrence to the warm waters of Hawaii. Currently a consultant with the Biodome in Montreal, she continues to introduce thousands of people a year to the mysteries and delights of the St. Lawrence.
Daniel Grenier was born in Montreal. He is largely self-taught in his favorite medium of acrylic paints. His favorite subjects are fauna and pristine landscapes … and whales. As Long As There Are Whales is his
Geneviève Wright is a mother, translator, and interpreter living in Canmore, Alberta. Water has always been her favorite element. As Long as There Are Whales is her first book.
“…a loving look at the graceful, elusive creatures that inspire awe.… Daigle… and Grenier… have combined their passion for the giants of the sea to produce a beautiful and moving book. With facts, drawings, diagrams, an index and a list of resources, As Long As There Are Whales is a wonderful choice for any child with an interest in animals, science or conservation.”
–The Chronicle Herald