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Children's Nonfiction Marine Life

The World of Whales

Get to Know the Giants of the Ocean

by (author) Darcy Dobell

illustrated by Becky Thorns

Initial publish date
Apr 2020
Marine Life, Mammals, Environmental Conservation & Protection, Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.), Environmental Science & Ecosystems
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2020
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3


Dive into an exploration of these majestic mammals, one of the most fascinating animal species on the planet.

You already know that whales aren’t fish, but mammals who need to breath and hold their breath under water, just like us humans? And that the blue whale grows to be longer than three buses? In The World of Whales we explore many interesting facts about these fantastic animals, looking at the habits and characteristics that make the multiple species of this family so special. From the stealthy orcas that traverse the seas, to the beautiful songs of humpbacks and the booming calls of the blue whales, we immerse ourselves in the lives of these grandiose swimmers. Join our subaquatic expedition to follow agile fins and flukes, learn about their routines, and marvel as these marine giants breach the ocean’s surface.

About the authors

Wildlife lover Darcy Dobell is the author of many scientific textbooks and articles aimed at younger readers and advises organizations on how to protect the oceans.

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British illustrator Becky Thorns has an inquisitive -design style inspired by her travels. The World of Whales is her first picture book.

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Editorial Reviews

"A pleasing and informative package with surprising depth." — KIRKUS

"Discover the amazing life of the giants of the ocean" — THE LANCASHIRE EVENING POST

"Becky's inquisitive design style gives readers a lot of detail to uncover in her spreads" — DIGITAL ARTS MAGAZINE

"Highly recommended!" — THE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION

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