In the Company of Whales

  • Pages:64
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:natural history, killer whale, orca, pacific northwest, marine life
  • Available:01/01/1993
  • Lexile:950L
  • ATOS:6.0
Through diary entries, notes and photographs, In the Company of Whales explores Alexandra Morton's efforts to better understand the habits and behaviors of the killer whale off Canada's west coast. As a fascinating introduction to the life of a scientist working in the field, the book will entertain and inspire readers young and old. After fourteen years of studying Orca in the wild, Morton continues to delight in the challenge presented by these magnificent mammals.

“Using the diary format allows, the author to maintain a 'story-like' tone, and the fact boxes ensure whale biology is accurately conveyed. (It's almost like getting two books in one.)…this book would be suitable for Junior readers. It is recommended as an addition to school libraries.”

– CM: Canadian Review of Materials