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The Whale Who Won Hearts: And More True Stories of Adventures with Animals (National Geographic Kids Chapters)

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National Geographic Kids Chapters picks up where the best-selling National Geographic Readers series leaves off. This new series offers young animal lovers who are ready for short chapters lively, full-color true stories just right to carry in a backpack, share with friends, and read under the covers at night. Based on the hit feature in National Geographic Kids magazine, ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published June 10th 2014 by National Geographic Children's Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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Doren Damico
May 17, 2016 Doren Damico rated it it was amazing
This first person non-fiction narrative is packed with information and adventures from the real life of underwater photographer, Brian Skerry. He writes about leatherback turtles laying eggs at night, diving in the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean to study harp seals, meeting a beluga whale, and swimming among sharks on one of the greatest coral reefs in the world. Skerry shares the joys and challenges of photographing wild sea animals, while informing the reader about the importance of ...more
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Jan 18, 2015 Martha rated it really liked it
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The story of Wilma the whale who befriended Jim Johnson a diving buddy friend of the author is hard to believe. Wilma's many rendezvous with Jim in Chedabuckto Bay, Nova Scotia evolve into a clever discovery Jim made. By clicking two stones together underwater Wilma heard him, and swam to greet Jim. There is a collection of true stories about turtles, seals, whales, and sharks that will grab the interest of young readers. Told from the perspective of a National Geographic photographer, who has ...more
Heidi
Jun 30, 2014 Heidi rated it it was amazing
The Whale Who Won Hearts presents the adventures of an underwater photographer. Despite being written for children, I found the stories fascinating and really interesting. Each story highlights the benefits and challenges that are a part of being a wildlife photographer, especially an underwater one. I appreciated the descriptions of the different animals and what it was like to be around them. The stories included are about harp seals and their babies as well as the challenges of taking photos ...more
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Feb 19, 2015 Callie Stillion rated it it was amazing
This was a very, very good book. I was easily surprised by everything, because it was very, very good, and I did not expect it to be as good.
Overall, I think everyone should read it. I wasn`t as excited to see it was written as a biography (kind of). Overall, awesome book!
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Jul 14, 2015 FrDrStel rated it it was amazing
Lovely stories for children (and adults!) to appreciate and understand. My favorite unit was the one about the Beluga whale. Very endearing. You almost feel like jumping in the ocean and giving the mammal a huge hug and kiss! Thank you NG for another great read.
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Aug 09, 2014 Alice rated it liked it
Brian Skerry is an underwater photographer for National Geographic. He collects four experiences with marine animals and shares them with readers to encourage them to explore. This is a great addition to the series.
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Brian Skerry is an underwater photojournalist who works primarily for National Geographic magazine.

Skerry was born in Milford, Massachusetts in 1962, and grew up in Uxbridge.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in media and communications from Worcester State College in 1984. Before becoming a professional photographer, he worked selling corrugated materials and pursued photography on the side.

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