Orca Rescue!: The True Story of an Orphaned Orca Named Springer

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Kids Can Press
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6.69 X 8.58 X 0.71 inches | 1.01 pounds

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About the Author

Donna Sandstrom became interested in orcas when she moved to Seattle and started dreaming about them. In 2002, she was a community organizer in the effort to return Springer, an orphaned orca, to her pod. The life-changing experience inspired her to found The Whale Trail in 2008. Donna recently served as a member of Governor Jay Inslee's Southern Resident Orca Task Force. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
Sig Burwash is a visual artist working in a variety of media including watercolor, collage, ceramics, animation, illustration and comics. Her work is both imaginative and rooted in her lived experiences, including cabin building, forest stewarding, motorcycling and crewing on a fishing vessel. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States and Europe. Originally from kEluwi'sst (Rossland), British Columbia, she now lives and works in Unama'ki (Cape Breton Island), Nova Scotia.


Whale Trail founder Donna Sandstrom has scripted a well-researched, feel-happy story for all ages --- a story for the ages. Her involvement in Springer's rescue makes it personal and resonant. Discover how a charismatic young orca and engaged scientists can inspire brave management decisions and get humans to work together. The wild orca families take care of the rest. Inspiring.--Erich Hoyt, author of Orca: The Whale Called Killer
Impressive.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
This wonderful book is a delight to read and very informative.--School Library Connection
... an inspiring story with memorable lessons about overcoming adversity, the power of teamwork, and the enduring strength of family ties.--Hakai Magazine
It's perfect for recreational reading, rereading, sharing and for stimulating discussion about our relationship with the natural world and the need for human intervention in critical conservation situations.--CM Magazine