by Jennifer O'Connell
On a cool December morning near San Francisco, a distress call was radioed to shore by a local fisherman. He had discovered a humpback whale tangled in hundreds of yards of crab-trap lines, struggling to stay at the surface to breathe. A team of volunteers answered the call, and four divers risked their lives to rescue the enormous animal.
What followed was a rare and remarkable demonstration of animal behavior. This celebrated story, beautifully depicted in Jennifer O’Connell’s mesmerizing paintings, will make you wonder about animal emotions and the unique connections we can have with animals―even whales.
- Publisher : Tilbury House Publishers; First time in paperback edition (March 15, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 36 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0884483959
- ISBN-13 : 978-0884483953
- Reading age : 6 - 8 years
- Lexile measure : 560L
- Grade level : 1 - 7
- Item Weight : 7 ounces
- Dimensions : 9.1 x 0.2 x 10 inches
"This true story of courage and compassion is brought to life by stunning illustrations. You will be awed and humbled by the deep connections possible between humans and animals. And you will be inspired to do all you can to help protect whales."
― Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace