New children’s book titled ORCA RESCUE! Illustrated by former Rossland artist

By Contributor
December 8th, 2021

Published by Kids Can press on October 5, 2021 Orca Rescue! is Donna Sandstrom’s fascinating up-close-and-personal depiction of an orca rescue mission, with new behind-the-scenes details, uses an innovative mix of narrative storytelling interspersed with spreads of factual information about orcas and the history of their relationship with humans. Sarah Burwash’s evocative watercolour illustrations make the perfect accompaniment to the text. Perfect for grade 3-6.

Orca Rescue! is available at the Goldrush Bookstore, Rossland B.C. Books are also available online: https://www.kidscanpress.com/products/orca-rescue

Springer’s reappearance sets off an extraordinary rescue and pod reunion involving citizen and professional scientists, nonprofits, U.S. and Canadian governmental agencies, and First Nations and Native American tribal members. Sandstrom is key in organizing financial and in-kind support for the complex rescue, helping to build the Orphan Orca Fund, a coalition of seven nonprofits. Combining eyewitness experiences with solid research, her narrative delivers a clear, month-by-month account of Springers rescue, imparting an exciting immediacy. Burwashs appealing illustrations provide valuable detail.Kirkus Reviews

Sarah Burwash, originally from Rossland B.C., has been living in Nova Scotia for 10 years and in Cape Breton for 5 years. She works as an artist and illustrator as well as a deck hand on a lobster vessel.

For more information please visit: https://www.kidscanpress.com/products/orca-rescue

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