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Orcas of the Salish Sea
By (author): Mark Leiren-Young
9781459825055 Hardcover, Picture book, Paper over boards English Juvenile: Age (years) from 6 - 8, Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3, Grade (US) from 1 - 3, Reading age from 6 - 8 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Marine Life British Columbia Apr 14, 2020 Print Run: 4000
$19.95 CAD
Active 10.75 x 8.75 x 0.38 in | 500 gr 32 pages 21 , 6 Colour illustrations, 2 Maps FSC certified – mixed sources C023083 Orca Book Publishers
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection 2020, Commended
Meet the most famous whales in the world.

Meet Onyx and the orcas of J pod, the world’s most famous whales. Illustrated with stunning photos, this picture book introduces young readers to the orcas humans first fell in love with. The members of J pod live in the Salish Sea, off the coast of Washington and British Columbia. Moby Doll was the first orca ever displayed in captivity, Granny was the oldest orca known to humanity, and Scarlet was the orca humans fought to save.

Key Selling Points

  • This book introduces the reader to J pod, some of the most famous whales in the world, and its members, such as Onyx, Granny, Moby Doll and Scarlet. We find out where they live, what they eat, how they communicate and how they got their name.
  • One of the pod members, Tahlequah, made headlines around the world for carrying her dead calf for seventeen days.
  • Author Mark Leiren-Young is considered the “go-to guy” on southern resident orcas. He has written four books on them to date.
  • This book includes additional resources, a glossary and a map that shows the orcas’ migratory route.

Mark Leiren-Young is a writer, documentary filmmaker, podcaster and orca activist. His book The Killer Whale Who Changed the World won the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada general audience book award. He wrote, directed and produced an award-winning documentary called The Hundred-Year-Old Whale, and his documentary about Moby Doll is being produced by Middle Child Films. Mark hosts a podcast about orca and ocean stories and is actively involved in the fight for the survival of the endangered southern residents. Mark has written for other young audiences for ABC, PBS, YTV, Treehouse and BBC Kids. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Marketing and Promotional Plans
  • Splashy print and online advertising campaigns
  • Coastal, local and national media initiatives
  • A wave of promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
  • A sea of ARC distribution, including NetGalley
  • A swell of blog and social media promotion
  • Cross-promotion withOrcas of the Salish Sea
  • Sea-to-sea coverage on Mark Leiren-Young's podcast,Skaana

“A well-crafted informative picture book that could be easily used as a read-aloud or part of research for grades K-2. Highly Recommended.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Interesting facts are presented with a peppy writing style...Text is elevated by intriguing photos of these fascinating creatures.” - Kirkus Reviews

“A generally engaging and informative work of narrative nonfiction on a popular topic.” - School Library Journal

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Big Whales, Small World Mark Leiren-Young 9781459825024 $10.95 CAD Apr 14, 2020
Orcas Everywhere Mark Leiren-Young 9781459819986 $24.95 CAD Sep 03, 2019


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