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Whale Trails Before and Now

Written By: Lesa Cline-Ransome
Illustrated By: G. Brian Karas


Whale Trails Before and Now

Summary: A young girl helps her father, the captain of a whale boat, on a whale-watching trip and relates how her ancestors hunted whales in the same waters. Includes information on the history of whaling, whale-watching, and the conservation movement to ensure the safety of whales.

Rating: 2 **

An interesting concept. The author compares whale watching boats to whaling boats of the past, but the disconnect is too great. They really have nothing in common. Better than the story itself, is the author’s note in the back which explains what happened with whaling boats and whales as an effect.

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