Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Winter, Jonah

 Publisher:  Beach Lane Books (2020)

 Dewey: 363.738
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [40] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 956926 ISBN: 9781534430778
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Oil spills -- Environmental aspects
 Oil pollution of the sea
 Restoration ecology

Price: $22.08

The story of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and its devastating effects on animals and the environment.

 Illustrator: Winter, Jeanette
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 510679

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (12/15/19)
   Booklist (+) (03/01/20)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/02/20)
 The Hornbook (00/03/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 03/01/2020 *Starred Review* On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground off the coast of Alaska, spilling 11 million gallons of oil across 11,000 square miles of ocean. Jonah Winter recounts this incident in simple, straightforward text: thick, hot oil is pumped from deep underground into gigantic pipelines that cross miles of pristine wilderness to a port where it is transferred onto enormous ships. As one tanker glides past icebergs and sea creatures, it wrecks, causing crude oil to gush into the water, killing wildlife and spreading over miles of ocean and shoreline. Jeanette Winter’s simple, uncluttered art depicts both the machinery of the oil industry and the natural beauty of the Alaskan Arctic and northwest reaches of the Pacific, filled with snow, tundra, wildlife, mountains, and icy ocean vistas. Two wordless spreads pause the narrative and allow young readers to fully absorb the leak’s impact. One depicts the initial breach with oil flowing all around unsuspecting sea creatures; the other offers an overhead ocean view, revealing the enormity of the disaster. Perhaps most moving, however, are the illustrations that show seabirds and otters covered in oil. Concluding with an author’s note, suggested readings, and a final spread that reminds readers that some of the spill remains uncontained, this is an accessible and important contribution to environmental science. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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