Granny's Clan by Sally Hodson
A Tale of Wild Orcas

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Just imagine—you are a young orca whale. Your special friends are two cousins and your 100 year-old great grandmother, the clan leader. You learn to play with them, face danger with them, hunt with them—and even go people-watching with them! Based on actual orca, or killer whale, research, this book combines science with the real story of how family, friendship, and a grandmother's love are helping this magnificent but endangered orca clan to survive.

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Dr. Sally Hodson, a resident of Orcas Island in the San Juans, and is the Executive Director of The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor, WA. Hodson says she is "delighted to be part of the Whale Museum and involving them in protecting our orcas and improving the health of our marine environment." She supervises the educational, scientific and public outreach programs related to orcas and other marine mammals. She also spent two summers volunteering in the museum's Soundwatch Boater Education Program.She participated on the interagency team that coordinated the successful rescue/rehabilitation and release of the orphaned baby orca named "Springer (A-73)".Dr. Hodson has a doctorate in education from the University of Colorado, with a focus on environmental education, ecology and animal behavior.For many years, Dr. Hodson has observed and studied animals to learn how they experience their lives and their world. Her new book, Granny's Clan: A Tale of Wild Orcas is especially intriguing because their lives are so like ours. Granny and her family are real orcas who belong to one of the most famous and studied wild orca pods in the world and live in the Pacific Northwest region in Puget Sound. Granny and her clan face many threats to their survival that require humans to take better care of our shared environment. By engaging the hearts, curiosity and imagination of readers, Granny's Clan inspires concern for endangered species and motivates readers to be responsible environmental stewards.
Published September 1, 2012 by Dawn Pubns. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Hodson’s debut introduces children to one matrilineal group of orcas living in the Pacific Northwest, an actual group of whales that has been studied by scientists for over 40 years.

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Granny’s Clan: A Tale of Wild Orcas is a beautifully written and illustrated story from the point of view of a 100-year-old orca whale and her real-life, much studied Pacific Northwest pod.

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