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Pipaluk And The Whales [Hardcover]

By John Himmelman (Author)
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Based on an actual event, this moving story tells how a young Chukchi girl named Pipaluk saves the lives of thousands of beluga whales trappped in a channel with ice closing in around them in the Russian Arctic. When Pipa and her father discover the whales, their entire village comes together in a valiant effort to rescue the creatures. Finally, an ice-breaker arrives, cutting an opening to the sea for the whales. But the engine noise frightens the creatures, and it takes a clever plan of Pipa's to lure the whales to open water. At the end of the book, an author's note describes the real-life event that inspired this beautiful story.

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Studio: National Geographic Children's Books
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.02" Width: 8.84" Height: 0.36"
Weight:   0.81 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 28, 2002
Publisher   National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN  0792282175  
ISBN13  9780792282174  

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John Himmelman is the author and illustrator of more than seventy-five books for children, including Chickens to the Rescue, Duck to the Rescue, Katie Loves the Kittens, and Katie and the Puppy Next Door. As a martial arts student and instructor, he has a lot of experience with the human version of bunjitsu. He lives in Connecticut with his artist wife, Betsy.

John Himmelman currently resides in Killingworth, in the state of Connecticut.

John Himmelman has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Bunjitsu Bunny
  2. Falcon Guides: Basic Illustrated
  3. I Can Read Chapter Books (Paperback)
  4. I Can Read Chapter Books (Pb)
  5. Nature Upclose (Paperback)

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Mammals > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Marine Life > Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Marine Life > Nonfiction
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Multicultural Stories > Other
6Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Environment > Fiction
7Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Fiction
8Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
9Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

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JP  May 14, 2007
A wonderful true story about a community that worked together to save the whales trapped in the sea ice.
Pipaluk and the Whales  Mar 5, 2006
This is a wonderful book based on a true story. My son, who is 5 years old, loves this story and asks me to read it again and again. Illustrations are superb too.
A touching, beautiful picturebook based on a true story.  Mar 28, 2002
Written and illustrated by John Himmelman, Pipaluk And The Whales is a touching picturebook based on a true story. A young girl on the Chukchi Peninsula (a part of Russia just across the sea from Alaska) named Pipaluk finds thousands of whales trapped in a narrow opening in the ice. The whales have provided her village with food for centuries, and now it's their turn to help the whales. But all efforts to free the whales are in vain - until Pipaluk has an idea. Pipaluk And The Whales is a truly wonderful story for young readers and is filled with gentle, wintry illustrations.

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