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Adelina's Whales

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Adelina is a ten-year-old girl who lives in a quiet fishing village in Baja California, Mexico. Adelina has some very special friends-the gray whales-that come every year to spend the winter months and give birth to their calves in the protected lagoon near her home.
This beautifully photographed photo-essay introduces young readers to a very special way of life, offering
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 23rd 2003 by Dutton Juvenile
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Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: I am reading Richard Sobol's entire backlist with my son and discussing the life of a photographer/photojournalist as a career option while doing so.

Sobol offers us another book filled with gorgeous photography of gray whales, up close and personal, as here on La Laguna the whales allow people to come right up to them and pet them. We follow ten-year-old Adelina who lives in a grouping of box-like structures patched together with wood and metal on the beach. She adores her li
A lovely photo essay about gray whales nurturing their calves in Baja California each winter. There are many real connections that can be used to expand this into Science, Social Studies, Technology, and Writing lessons.
Hope in my life time to visit this awsome place maybe i'll meet her well she's like 18 now :)
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Richard Sobol, an author and award-winning photographer, is the creator of the Traveling Photographer series of children’s books. When not traveling, he is home in Massachusetts with his family.
"Though my fashion choices usually center around denim, I was intrigued by the process of silk-making. I was fascinated when I learned that some of the world’s most expensive clothing comes from a worm!" —
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