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Children's Fiction Marine Life

High and Dry

by (author) Eric Walters

illustrated by Sabrina Gendron

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2020
Category
Marine Life, Chapter Books, Environment
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459823129
    Publish Date
    Feb 2020
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459823105
    Publish Date
    Feb 2020
    List Price
    $7.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8

Description

“Walters has woven a touching story about the connection humans have with other living beings on Earth. Recommended for wide purchase.”—School Library Journal, starred review
Dylan lives on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest with his parents, but when they have to go to the mainland, his grandfather weathers a storm to come spend time with him. Grandpa’s brought Dylan a number of gifts, and one comes in handy the next day while they are exploring the coast. In fact, this gift leads the duo to a dangerous discovery: a young orca got stuck on the rocks during the storm. Racing against the sun and the heat, Dylan and Grandpa need to work together to figure out how to save the calf while his pod circles nearby.

About the authors

Eric Walters is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling novels for children and young adults. His novels have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch, Blue Heron, Red Maple, Snow Willow, Ruth Schwartz, and Tiny Torgi, and have received honours from the Canadian Library Association Book Awards and UNESCO's international award for Literature in Service of Tolerance.

Eric lives in Mississauga with his wife, Anita, and three children, Christina, Nicholas, and Julia. When not writing or touring across the country speaking to school groups, Eric spends time playing or watching soccer and basketball, or playing the saxophone.

To find out more about Eric and his novels, or to arrange for him to speak at your school, visit his website at www.ericwalters.net.

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Washington Library Association OTTER Award
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection

Editorial Reviews

“[A] page-turner…great for literature circles, guided reading groups, or whole class novel study.”

Canadian Teacher Magazine

“A beautifully written story that gives the reader a true feeling of life on a remote island.”

Must Read Lit: K thru YA

“The story highlights grandparents (and other adults) as support systems, sounding boards, and sources of advice, but sets the stage for children as heroes of their own tales. Children can experience vicarious empowerment and hopefully translate that fearlessness and determination into their own lives. Highly Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Scientific information is seamlessly woven in. Accessible for transitioning readers and graced with the occasional grayscale illustration, the book offers fast-paced action and tension surrounding the whale's fate—both will keep readers invested.”

Kirkus Reviews

“A delightful early chapter book... Carefully yet simply crafted with just the right amount of detail, this tale will engage early nature and adventure readers who are yearning for chapter books.”

School Library Connection

★ “Walters has woven a touching story about the connection humans have with other living beings on Earth. Recommended for wide purchase.”

School Library Journal, starred review

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