Maya sneaks out in her kayak every day to check on a family of sea otters living in nearby Riley Bay. She is determined to protect the sea otters, even if it means checking on them for the rest of her life. One morning, Maya discovers she’s being watched. Who is it, and what are they doing? Soon Maya gets caught up in the dangerous race to save the sea otters, and her family’s livelihood, from poachers.
About the Author
Kari Jones is happy to call Victoria, British Columbia, home: a city where you can go down to the beach with your kayak, find an island, a lighthouse and an adventure, and be back in time for dinner. Kari is a college instructor who teaches students to write, but when school is out, she can often be found with her family and friends exploring the natural world and dreaming up adventures to share. Kari is the co-author of Hiking Adventures with Children as well as several essays and articles on being in nature with kids.
Read an Excerpt
Last year a fisherman shot a sea otter farther up the coast. He said it was destroying the catch. That's what happens to animals that eat fish around here. No one has time for them.