Chana's Reviews > Whale Tales: Tales from America's Leading Marine Life Artist

Whale Tales by James Wyland
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Nov 21, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: american, animal-stories, environmental, memoirs-and-biographies, political, received-through-bookcrossing, art
Read on July 14, 2011

I enjoyed the writing style which is not complex but it is amusing a lot of the time and I did feel like I was just listening to a real guy talk, there wasn't anything pretentious about it. Obviously he is proud of his work but why not? His art is amazing and certainly a lot of people are aware of it. I didn't know that there was a whaling wall (that is what he calls the whale murals that he paints) in Seattle. I am not even sure if I have ever seen his art in person. I do believe that I have, I did grow up in S. Cal where he painted quite a few murals. But his art is familiar to me whether or not I have actually seen it in person. I guess he is a key figure in the Save the Whales campaign. I do feel terrible that he wasn't able to save the whales in Japan but I did understand his reasoning about it.
I am going to google now to see if his whaling wall in Seattle still exists. I'd like to see it. No, it is listed as "extinct". Too bad.

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