Waiting for the whales
(Book)

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Published:
Victoria, BC : Orca, 1991.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 4.7 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 840L
Status:
Fall-Hamilton Elementary - Everyone
E MCF
Maxwell Elementary - Everyone
E MCF ARORANGE
Description
In this timeless story set on the West Coast, an old man lives alone on a bluff overlooking the sea and tends his garden. And waits. Only when the whales return each year to the bay in front of his cottage is his loneliness eased. One day, his daughter and her baby return home to live with the old man, bringing a renewed sense of purpose to his life. As his granddaughter grows, the old man passes on a wealth or knowledge and wisdom as well as his passion for the whales. And each year they wait together for the whales to appear. A gentle story that illuminates the unique friendship between grandparent and child, Waiting for the Whales also suggests that aging and death are only part of a greater cycle of rebirth and continuity.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0920501966 :
Reading Level:
LG
Level 4.7, 0.5 Points
Lexile code:
AD: Adult Directed
Lexile measure:
840

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Description
A lonely old man who waits each year to see the orcas swim past his house imparts his love of the whales to his granddaughter.
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Accelerated Reader AR,MG,4.7,.5,10696,MPS,576
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APA Citation (style guide)

McFarlane, S., & Lightburn, R. (1991). Waiting for the whales. Victoria, BC: Orca.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

McFarlane, Sheryl and Ron, Lightburn. 1991. Waiting for the Whales. Victoria, BC: Orca.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

McFarlane, Sheryl and Ron, Lightburn, Waiting for the Whales. Victoria, BC: Orca, 1991.

MLA Citation (style guide)

McFarlane, Sheryl., and Ron Lightburn. Waiting for the Whales. Victoria, BC: Orca, 1991. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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