This is a story about the largest blue whale skeleton. It is wondrous in its nature and scope. The photographs throughout the book bring the educative aspect of the book to mind for young and older readers alike.
In 1987, a blue whale, the world’s largest mammal, died and washed ashore on the coast of Prince Edward Island.
On the advice of scientists who came to see the magnificent creature, the whale was buried and left there for twenty years!
In 2007, an expert came to inspect the whale and decided that the skeleton could be transported 6,000 kilometers to be put on display at the new Beaty Biodiversity Museum being build in Vancouver, British Columbia.
This book is the story of this remarkable journey. Combining the techniques of fiction and nonfiction, this story is a powerful and important reminder to readers of all ages that these extraordinary mammals deserve to be respected and protected.
This is a book that will be relevant for history projects at the high school and upper elementary levels.
I learned so much about this marvelous big blue whale which will be held in the museum forever for onlookers to see. What a wonderful story! When I visit British Columbia one day, I will definitely make sure that I visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth