Mar 06, MJ rated it it was amazing Shelves: ryan-s-list. The divers got in the water even though they had no idea what they were getting into. Ha ha! Get it? Oct 19, Bethany rated it it was amazing. Very accessible retelling of a true rescue story. Gorgeous pages, my students are loving it! Jun 21, Jacqueline rated it it was amazing. Fascinating story with amazing illustrations. Children and adults will be enthralled.
The Eye of the Whale
Feb 09, Sherry rated it it was amazing Shelves: non-fiction-j-pb-er-middle-grade-ya. The story begins with an extremely large whale severely entangled all the way around in fishing ropes - 13 miles outside the Golden Gate. The Marine Mammal Center sends a crew to see what they can do.
The only way to save the whale is to get into the water to cut the ropes, a dangerous, potentially life-threatening choice for the four divers.
In this case, the whale watches the divers, stays calm, and lets them cut the ropes. When she is freed, she immediately races around them in a dance of joy, momentarily disappears, then comes rushing up to each one of them in turn, giving them a gentle nudge with her tremendous snout. For the divers, it was the most emotional moment of their lives! A whale showed gratitude - what an amazing story to prove that animals think, feel and can respond emotionally in ways similar to humans.
This is a fantastic book to teach environmental and animal consciousness along with empathy and inter-species connections. There's non-fiction back matter at the end of the book which includes links to examples for teaching with this book. Apr 08, Jaden rated it it was amazing. Eye of the Whale tells the touching story of a a group of divers experience rescuing a tangled whale. Because it was the first whale disentanglement off the West Coast it came as huge news to the people of San Francisco and surrounding areas.
The rescue was so rewarding to the divers who risked their lives to save a whales. White and Garth Williams. This is a story that every child loves!
- See a Problem?.
- About this book.
- Il libro delle mie vite (I coralli) (Italian Edition).
- Eye of the Whale: Epic Passage From Baja To Siberia.
- Eye of the Whale Arch Hiking Trail | tergsubsssiganrpow.cf.
- What is EcoLit Books?;
Like the whale rescue story, Charl Eye of the Whale tells the touching story of a a group of divers experience rescuing a tangled whale. Like the whale rescue story, Charlotte's Web is about a young girl who saves the life of her pig from getting slaughtered. The attachment between the little girl and Wilber the pig is so strong that they are doing everything in their power to save him.
The bond that humans and animals can form is amazing in itself. For people to risk their lives, like in the whale story, it truly shows how much people care about animals who are in danger. Sep 05, Brianna rated it really liked it Shelves: children , reviewed , nonfiction.
The Eye of the Whale: A Rescue Story by Jennifer O'Connell
A fisherman sees a whale trapped in fishing rope and calls in for help. A team of divers go out to try and save the trapped animal. This book is very good in showing that there is good in the world, that this actually happened makes it even more of a great book. The thing is, those people may have been kind enough to save the whale, but it was humanities fault to begin with. The whale would have never needed saving if we didn't throw stuff like ropes and trash in the ocean. All that aside, this A fisherman sees a whale trapped in fishing rope and calls in for help.
All that aside, this a really a wonderful story and just thinking of how the whale reacted to those who helped his lets us see that animals really do have feelings and though it may not seem like it we need to show them kindness just like we would most people. It's hard to find much kindness in the world these days, it's always about getting something. I hope stories like this one will teach children to be kind and help just because they can.. Feb 06, Jo Oehrlein rated it liked it Shelves: picture-books. Divers rescue a whale caught in crab lines.
The whale is at risk because it is caught.
- Bestselling Series;
- You're Eye-to-Eye With a Whale in the Ocean—What Does It See? - The Atlantic.
- Off the Record;
The divers are at risk because the whale is so big it could accidentally injure them as they try to save it. Jan 09, Emily rated it really liked it.
Things to do near Eye of the Whale Arch
I was so relieved to see a Children's book that wasn't extremely bizarre or littered with subtly perverted drawings. Apparently this is based on a true story; very sweet, and the illustrations are pretty. Oct 17, Cassie rated it it was amazing. This true story is inspiring to animal and ocean lovers. The illustrations are captivating and help to tell the story of a trapped whale being freed in a beautiful way.
I appreciate Jennifer O'Connell's use of appropriate higher-level vocabulary words, which readers could discuss and learn. Dec 03, Dennis R. Wonderful for all who love animals. I saw this book when I was looking for books on unusual animal friendships.
We are not the only species that has the capacity to love and care for animals in trouble. This is. Nov 08, Lindsey rated it it was amazing Shelves: biography-memoir-picture-books , esl , picture-books , ya-nonfiction. A whale is trapped in crab lines. Divers cut the cords that ensnare the whale and watch in wonder as she thanks each of them with a gentle nudge before swimming off.
Very pretty illustrations along with short text make this an easy read. Aug 06, Peacegal rated it really liked it Shelves: humane-education. A giant humpback whale is entangled in ropes from crab traps, and it's a race against time to save her. Based on a true story, this is a great humane education resource for discussions about whales and the import of the animals we share our world with.
Mar 21, Alice rated it really liked it Shelves: 4-stars.
Eye of the Whale Arch
I love reading about true stories! This is a great story about a whale rescue in the San Fransisco Bay, as always I like to read the authors notes at the back. It just adds to the amazing story. It also has links on how you can use this book in a classroom setting. Great Non-Fiction Narrative! Aug 23, Palmer rated it it was amazing Shelves: children-s Makes you want to cry.
Simple story. Divers cut lines trapping a whale. She thanks them by gently nudging them to the surface. Good for children to read to themselves. Easy language. Jul 11, Viv rated it really liked it Shelves: children-nonfiction. Cool illustration and the non-fiction aspect of the book will make it a popular one in the library. Nov 18, Lori rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction , picture. The little girl in me who dreams of having birds and critters flock to me when I sing like a Disney princess loves that this encounter with wildlife was based in truth.
Feb 17, Teri rated it really liked it Shelves: oceans. Neat true story--perfect length for a bedtime story. A wonderfully illustrated children's book based on a true whale rescue story. Jen rated it really liked it Nov 23, Maria rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Linda Atkinson rated it really liked it Mar 03, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. About Jennifer O'Connell.