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Children's Nonfiction Marine Life

Orcas of the Salish Sea

by (author) Mark Leiren-Young

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Apr 2020
Category
Marine Life, Endangered, Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459825079
    Publish Date
    Apr 2020
    List Price
    $0.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781459825055
    Publish Date
    Apr 2020
    List Price
    $19.95
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781459828162
    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
    List Price
    $4.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

Description

Meet Onyx and the orcas of J pod, the world’s most famous whales. Illustrated with stunning photos, this picture book introduces young readers to the orcas humans first fell in love with. The members of J pod live in the Salish Sea, off the coast of Washington and British Columbia. Moby Doll was the first orca ever displayed in captivity, Granny was the oldest orca known to humanity, and Scarlet was the orca humans fought to save.

About the author

Mark Leiren-Young is a popular Canadian performer, playwright and journalist. His plays have been produced throughout Canada and his award-winning drama, the romantic fantasy Blueprints from Space received a staged reading at New York's Open Eye Theatre. Mark's first radio drama, Dim Sum Diaries, received international attention when it debuted on CBC's Morningside in 1991. Mark's humorous commentaries have appeared in such publications as The Hollywood Reporter, The Toronto Star, The Vancouver Sun, and The Georgia Straight. His writing has also appeared in The Utne Reader, TV Guide, This Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and the South China Morning Post. Leirin-Young has two plays published by Anvil Press: Shylock and Articles of Faith.

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Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection

Editorial Reviews

“Interesting facts are presented with a peppy writing style...Text is elevated by intriguing photos of these fascinating creatures.”

Kirkus Reviews

“A well-crafted informative picture book that could be easily used as a read-aloud or part of research for grades K-2. Highly Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“A generally engaging and informative work of narrative nonfiction on a popular topic.”

School Library Journal

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