The bay was awash with stranded whales. Their high-pitched calls filled the air. Ben had to get help.
Based on the true story of a town whose people saved 120 beached whales, Stranded is the story of one little whale, and the boy who risked his life to save it.
About the Author
- A beautifully told story of one young boy's unwillingness to give up in the face of seemingly hopeless odds.
- Written and illustrated by award winners.
Jan Ramage is the award author of several children's books, including Stranded, Eyes in the Night
and Tuart Dwellers
. She lives in Western Australia.
About the Illustrator
Mark Wilson lives in Frankston, Victoria, with his wife Ros, two dogs called Kouta and Toby, and seven fish (at last count). He loved drawing from a very early age and also loved playing drums on his mum's upturned pots and pans. He also loved comics, especially The Phantom
. He went on to play drums (and try to sing like John Lennon) in rock bands, including Piranah and Centerfold. Finding a 'real job' led Mark into magazine illustration and he began writing his own books in 2004. Mark now visits schools talking about his books and doing writing and illustrating workshops
Touching beached whale rescue story from Australia. Just love how determination, community effort, selflessness, and caring were demonstrated in this easy to read aloud story. Special to think about how humans can make a difference. At the end of the book there is an author's note about how the book is based on two rescues of whales at Busselton, Western Australia. One rescue brought in 1500 people to save over 120 stranded false killer whales. All but one whale survived. Great book to connect to learning about community action. -- The Styling Librarian * goodreads *