Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands


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$18.99  $17.66
David Macaulay Studio
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8.7 X 11.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Katherine Roy is the award-winning author and illustrator of many science-based books for kids, including her Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands, How to Be an Elephant: Growing Up in the African Wild, and Making More: How Life Begins. She is also the illustrator of numerous other books, including Barb Rosenstock's Otis and Will Discover the Deep, Richard Ho's Red Rover, and Kirsten W Larson's The Fire of Stars. She lives with her husband and sons in western Oregon.


"For this debut picture book, the author joined researchers who tag and follow these sharks, and she's distilled their findings in a way that's sure to attract young readers . . . Full of the eww factor, up-to-date facts and kid appeal, this splendid, gory introduction is not for the faint of heart!" --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Roy's reverence for her subject is evident in her majestic underwater scenes, while light humor and rich content round out a standout resource for shark enthusiasts." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Look closely at the cover of this impressive account of great white sharks off the Northern California coast: that bright red in the illustration is blood trailing from a chunk of freshly killed immature elephant seal--and a signal that Roy's book will fully examine the sometimes chilling, always fascinating details of what makes this animal a predator." --The Horn Book, starred review

"Accurate and captivating . . . Shark lovers of all ages will enjoy poring over the intense, vivid images." --School Library Journal, starred review

"This engaging narrative describes the annual white shark migration to San Francisco's Farallon Islands . . . Numerous shark-themed informational books have been published in recent years, and this unique treatment deserves a spot on most library shelves." --Booklist

"Roy explores how this region become a popular dining venue for sharks." --BCCB