Whale Trails, Before and Now

Whale Trails, Before and Now

Book - 2015
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"My father and I live for the sea. He is the captain of the Cuffee Whale Boat and today I am his First Mate."

Whale-watching is a hugely popular pastime: at least 13 million people take whale-watching trips each year. But in the past, whaling ships hunted these animals to use their blubber for fuel and their bones for fishing hooks. As the whale population thinned, fortunately hunting ceased. Now, whale lovers go out on boats just to get a glimpse of these giant endangered creatures.

Narrated by a little girl out on the waves with her father, this is a story of marine history and the differences between then and now.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780805096422
Branch Call Number: j PO CLINE-RA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Karas, G. Brian - Illustrator


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Oct 24, 2016

The juxtaposition of old and new is evident in this book. I love the division by color, everything that was "then" is illustrated in sepia tone. The story is easy to follow and enjoyable. The best part is the author's notes at the end. It is full of great resources on the topic of whaling.


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