書籍資料 Book Details
書名:A Symphony of Whales
ISBN: 978-0-15-216548-2
編號: A03-B-E2-003
作者: Steve Schuch
出版社: Voyager
封面: Paperback
頁數: 30頁
適合年齡: 7+歲
訂價: $245
書籍內容簡介:
這是一個真實故事所改編而成,在1984年的冬天,三千多隻的鯨魚在阿拉斯加的外海擱淺,經過全村人的努力以及最後破冰船的幫助之下終於解救了這三千多隻的鯨魚。適合7歲以上兒童閱讀。

During the winter of 1984-1985, nearly 3,000 beluga whales were trapped in the Senyavina Strait of Siberia--and saved by the bravery and persistence of villagers and the crew of a passing icebreaker. Schuch, a musician, turns this episode into a picture book by casting a child as heroine. Glashka has always been able to hear music in her head, and the "old ones" of the village tell her she hears "the voice of Narna, the whale. Long has she been a friend to our people." Glashka uses this talent to find the trapped whales and then to discover the secret of saving them. The plotting and diction are a little trumped-up, but on balance the text is tender and moving, and debut illustrator Sylvada's heavy oil paintings readily transport readers to the bitter winter days of Siberia. Emphasizing the changing light and the textures of characters' clothing instead of individual expressions, the illustrations cast a mood that reinforces the sober issues of the text. Ages 6-10. (Nov.) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.