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 Whale of the wild
 Author: Parry, Rosanne

 Publisher:  Greenwillow Books (2020)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 323 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 702267 ISBN: 9780062995926
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Killer whales -- Fiction
 Adventure fiction
 Marine ecology -- Fiction

Price: $23.98

After an earthquake and tsunami in the Salish Sea, Vega, a young orca whale, leads her brother on a tumultuous journey to be reunited with their pod. An illustrated novel that explores family bonds, survival, global warming, and a changing seascape.

 Illustrator: Moore, Lindsay

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.60
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 509239

   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/20)
   School Library Journal (09/01/20)
   Booklist (+) (08/01/20)
 The Hornbook (00/01/21)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/2020 Gr 3–7—Vega is a young orca whale being trained by her mother to one day be the group's Wayfinder—the whale who navigates their extended family toward food and away from danger. Vega is reckless and impulsive, but when she and her young cousin are separated from the pod by an earthquake and the resulting tsunami, Vega must use her wayfinding skills to reunite them with their elders. In the style of A Wolf Called Wander, Parry tells the story through the animal voices of both Vega and Deneb, weaving a great deal of information about orcas and their habits (and the negative effects that both humans and climate change are having on the orca population) into the narrative. The back matter contains resources for those interested in learning more. VERDICT Purchase where animal adventure stories are in demand.—Elizabeth Friend, Wester M.S., TX - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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