Granny's Clan: A Tale of Wild Orcas

Granny's Clan: A Tale of Wild Orcas


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Granny's Clan: A Tale of Wild Orcas by Sally Hodson, Ann Jones

Just imagine - you are a young orca whale. Your special friends are two cousins and your 100 year-old great grandmother, the clan leader. You learn to play with them, face danger with them, hunt with them - and even go people-watching with them! Based on actual orca, or killer whale, research, this book combines science with the real story of how family, friendship, and a grandmother's love are helping this magnificent but endangered orca clan to survive.

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ISBN-13: 9781584691723
Publisher: Dawn Publications
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 495,464
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: AD690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 10 Years

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Granny's Clan: A Tale of Wild Orcas 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Granny's Clan is a gift. Its message speaks to the young and artfully reminds the rest of us about the importance of family. Through the Orcas we learn that animal emotions are similar to humans, and just as we care about our families we learn to care about the other families that inhabit this planet. I highly recommend this book for children, families and those who believe that animals help bring out the better parts of ourselves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just receveid this book, and it was nothing more that 4 sheets of paper. The description states that it is a 32 page book. I also paid for expedited delivery and received the book in 5 days (expedited delivery claims 1-3 days). So now even though I will return this 4 page sheet on whales (not even stapled together), I will loose out on the money I paid for shipped. Very dissapointed B&N.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
Do you know what an orca is? And do you know what orcas eat? Granny is an orca, also known as a killer whale, which is believed to be around 100 years old. She helps take care of her new great-grandchild, born to its mother Samish, along with its older sister Suttles, cousin Mako, great-uncle Ruffles, and others. A clan of orcas is known as a pod, and as Granny’s pod swims, they pass by all kinds of ocean life, are watched by humans in boats, and engage in all kinds of acrobatic activities. Sometimes several related pods get together for a party known as a superpod. Of course, the pod is in search of food. Orcas eat many different kinds of food, such as fish, stingrays, sharks, seals, and whales, but Granny’s pod hunts only salmon. Will they find any? And orcas are an endangered species. Will they survive? Granny, who is the matriarch or Eldest Clan Grandmother, Suttles, Mako, and their family are real wild orcas which live in the seas of the Pacific Northwest region of Puget Sound and are very famous due to their appearance in the Free Willy movies. The author, Dr. Sally Hodson, who is the former executive director of the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor, WA, has studied and observed these animals for many years to learn how they experience their lives and their world. And illustrator Ann Jones, a retired schoolteacher, is especially qualified to picture the orcas in her vibrantly-colored pastel drawings because she lives on the shore of Orcas Island off the coast of Washington where she can notice every detail about them and their habitat. In the back of the book are two pages of further information which will help the reader to “Dive Deeper!” and “Explore Everything Orca.” Granny’s Clan will motivate concern for endangered species and encourage youngsters to be responsible environmental stewards.