Item description for Adelina's Whales by Richard Sobol...
Adelina is a ten-year-old girl who lives in a quiet fishing village in Baja California, Mexico. Adelina has some very special friends-the gray whales-that come every year to spend the winter months and give birth to their calves in the protected lagoon near her home.
This beautifully photographed photo-essay introduces young readers to a very special way of life, offering insights into the world of these giant mammals of the sea.
Text and photographs by Richard Sobol.
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Studio: Dutton Juvenile
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.28" Width: 8.38" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.73 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2003
Publisher Dutton Juvenile
ISBN 0525471103 ISBN13 9780525471103 UPC 050553017994
Availability 0 units.
More About Richard Sobol
Richard Sobol's photographs appear regularly in Time, the New York Times, and National Geographic, among others. He has written numerous books for young adults, including books on whales, mountain gorillas, animal conservation, and African wildlife.
Reviews - What do customers think about Adelina's Whales?
I love this book! Mar 16, 2007
I have actually been to the San Ignacio Lagoon where the whales come and where Adelina lives. This book is a very nice story and a nice introduction to gray whales and their lives, also the life of a young girl in rural Mexico. The photos are beautiful and it's well written from the viewpoint of the little girl. I bought this book in the town of San Ignacio after going whale-watching myself near where Adelina lives. Any kid interested in whales or biology or the ocean or Mexico would enjoy it I think.
Whales...up-close and personal Jun 24, 2004
Some beautiful photographs of whales grace this book that introduces readers to Adelina, a girl from Laguna San Ignacio, a small village in Baja California. Readers see a glimpse of her life, hear her grandfather's story about his first encounter with a gray whale, and learn of the whale watching tours that her family conducts for tourists. The whales often come right up to the small boats, affording the people and whale a close-up view of each other. The gray whales winter there and raise their young before heading back to cooler waters in the spring. This book, told as a story, contains ecological, sociological, and zoological information. There is a forward by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.