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“A spellbinding, heart-stopping adventure.” (Booklist, starred review)

“A dreamily written, slyly educational, rousing maritime adventure.” (New York Times Book Review)

In the stand-alone companion to the New York Times-best-selling A Wolf Called Wander, a young orca whale must lead her brother on a tumultuous journey to be reunited with their pod. This animal adventure novel explores family bonds, survival, global warming, and a changing seascape. Includes information about orcas and their habitats.

For Vega and her family, salmon is life. And Vega is learning to be a salmon finder, preparing for the day when she will be her family’s matriarch. But then she and her brother Deneb are separated from their pod when a devastating earthquake and tsunami render the seascape unrecognizable. Vega must use every skill she has to lead her brother back to their family. The young orcas face a shark attack, hunger, the deep ocean, and polluted waters on their journey. Will Vega become the leader she’s destined to be?

A Whale of the Wild weaves a heart-stopping tale of survival with impeccable research on a delicate ecosystem and threats to marine life. New York Times-best-selling author Rosanne Parry’s fluid writing brings the Salish Sea and its inhabitants to vivid life. This companion to A Wolf Called Wander will captivate fans of The One and Only Ivan and Pax.

Includes extensive backmatter about orcas and their habitats.

©2020 Rosanne Parry (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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I like how this is based on a real book but isn’t based on one whale it is about all whales and how they are suffering.I would recommend this book for 9-13 years old.

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  • 14-05-21

Educational Peak Into The Life of an Orca

I really enjoyed getting a look inside the life of the resident killer whale. They have always been on of my very favorite animals. I appreciate the insight on how critically endangered these amazing beautiful creatures are. I hope this book helps educate people who don't realize how endangered this species really is!

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  • 22-09-22

Beautiful story of orca whales

This story was wonderfully written. It is a tale of an Orca family and their will to survive.

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  • bigfoot
  • 21-05-22

Audience Dependent

Was looking forward to listening to this story based upon the very excellent ratings. Think I was too conditioned for a more action story and a more established reader after listening to The Black Stallion read by Frank Muller. Just couldn't get past more than a couple of chapters. I was just the wrong audience.

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  • 18-01-22

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It was a good book but lt is a little sad to bat it still is good

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  • J. Watson
  • 02-05-21

Hope and Faith

Boys 10 & 8 and I loved this wonderful story of hope, faith, and determination in the face of hardship and adversity. The narration brought the story to life.