From School Library Journal
In 1988, the three gray whales who waited too long to begin their southern migration and were trapped in the Arctic ice captured world – wide attention. This is that story, told simply, in a picture-book format with black-and-white line drawings. Benson uses varying viewpoints: aerial drawings of people watching, working, and waiting; and underwater drawings of the whales gathered around their small breathing hole. The vast and unforgiving Arctic is an unspoken character in this moving story of an unusual rescue.
Reading Ability: Junior and Intermediate
Genre: Non-fiction, endangered mammals
Theme: Gray Whales , Alaska; Wildlife rescure; Inuit
Who would like to read this book? Anyone interested in gray whales, wildlife rescue and life in the Arctic.
Power point Teacher Resource on-line link:http://www.opencourtresources.com/ocr/grade2/newunitpages/kindness/ppt/3whales_expanded.ppt
Further On-line resources:http://www.docstoc.com/docs/2318652/The-Story-of-Three-Whales