Adelina's Whales

Adelina's Whales

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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.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 212.9 x 261.1 x 10.2mm | 331.13g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0525471103
  • 9780525471103

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22 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (9)
3 14% (3)
2 5% (1)
1 9% (2)

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Reason for Reading: I am reading Richard Sobol's entire backlist with my son and discussing the life of a photographer/photojournalist as a career option while doing so. Sobol offers us another book filled with gorgeous photography of gray whales, up close and personal, as here on La Laguna the whales allow people to come right up to them and pet them. We follow ten-year-old Adelina who lives in a grouping of box-like structures patched together with wood and metal on the beach. She adores her life here especially when in January the whales arrive from up north. We learn about Adelina's life and that of the whales through Adelina's family, her father and grandfather. A lovely story with tremendous photography to accompany it.show more
by Nicola Mansfield
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