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Educational Children's Picture Book - THE WHALE WHO SWAM THROUGH TIME

Educational Children's Picture Book - THE WHALE WHO SWAM THROUGH TIME

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This sweeping nonfiction picture book explores the 200-year lifespan of a bowhead whale and the changing environment that surrounds her.

Almost 200 years ago . . . the journey begins with the birth of a bowhead whale, the longest-living mammal in the world.

THE WHALE WHO SWAM THROUGH TIME is the true story of her life in the Arctic. She is one of only a handful of mammals that live their whole lives in the Canadian Arctic. Over the course of her 200 year lifespan, the bowhead whale witnesses many changes: from an era of peace and solitude to one of oil rigs and cruise liners.

"This is a story about a whale who will live a very...very, long time."

With gorgeous, detailed, and striking illustrations, from Alex Boersma, this well researched and thoughtfully curated nonfiction story, written by pealeontologist Nick Pyensen, and Alex Boersma, a Canadian scientific illustrator, captures the magic and beauty of the natural world, while also providing a thoughtful account of how humans have impacted our changing ecosystems and a call-to-action for protecting the environment.

Have a look at other Books and Games about Whales.

A 2023 OSTB Selected Title. With 5 pages of detailed information about the Arctic, other animals who live there, and detailed information on Bowhead Whales.

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Hardcover, with sleeve. Supporting Canadian Authors and Illustrators.


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Inspiring Children, and their Families, through Play, Art and Reading. Always, with a love of Nature.

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