A Whale of the Wild
Illustrator: Lindsay Moore
In the stand-alone companion to the New York Times–bestselling A Wolf Called Wander, a young orca whale must lead her brother on a tumultuous journey to be reunited with their pod. This gorgeously illustrated novel explores family bonds, survival, global warming, and a changing seascape. A must-have for fans of Sara Pennypacker’s Pax.
For Vega and her family, salmon is life. And Vega is learning to be a salmon finder, preparing for the day when she will be her family’s matriarch. But then she and her brother Daneb are separated from their pod when a devastating earthquake and tsunami render the seascape unrecognizable. Vega must use every skill she has to lead her brother back to their family. The young orcas face a shark attack, hunger, the deep ocean, and polluted waters on their journey. Will Vega become the leader she’s destined to be?
“The Southern Resident Killer Whale Community.” Map. Author’s note. Illustrator’s note. Resources for young readers. General resources. Black-and-white illustrations.
JLG Release: Dec 2020
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8 3/10" x 5 1/2"
Level 5.7; Points: 5;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A