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 over sixteen books, including the National Geographic book Sightings: The Gray Whale's Mysterious Journey and Duck and Cover, a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year." Her memoir I Want To Be Left Behind: Finding Rapture Here on Earth was chosen as an Indie Next "Best Top Read" and named among the "Top Ten Best Non-Fiction Books of 2010" by The Christian Science Monitor. Peterson lives on the Salish Sea in Seattle, Washington, and is a co-founder of Seal Sitters. Wendell Minor is the award-winning and bestselling illustrator of numerous books, including Ghost Ship, by Mary Higgins Clark. He lives in Washington, Connecticut.