On the longest day of summer light, Mia waits for Granny to join them for Orca Sing.
In spare, beautiful words and evocative illustrations, environmental activist Brenda Peterson and award-winning illustrator Wendell Minor pay tribute to Granny, the world's oldest-known orca whale who lived to be one hundred and five. Told from the perspective of young Mia and her family on a whale-watching excursion in the San Juan Islands, this intimate and informative story celebrates the importance of nature, tradition, communication, and family in both human and orca communities, all while answering essential questions about how these intelligent animals live. For animal enthusiasts and future environmentalists.
Brenda Peterson is the author of Seal Pup Rescue, Leopard and Silkie, the National Geographic book Sightings: The Gray Whale's Mysterious Journey and Duck and Cover, a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year." She lives in Washington and is a co-founder of Seal Sitters. Wendell Minor is the illustrator of many award-winning picture books for children, including Robert Burleigh's Abraham Lincoln Comes Home, If You Spend a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond and Edward Hopper Paints His World, as well as the New York Times-bestselling Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin. He lives in Washington, Connecticut.