See the world by an orca's eye view! This richly and beautifully illustrated tale is based on scientific ground, will be very interesting to kids and adults both.
Snowball is on a big journey... More > together with his family headed by the grandmother. The little orca perceives the world, learns the five rules of life for all the orcas, has a first meeting with people and human civilization. Mother tells her son that his father - orca named Keiko - lived with people for many years, starred in the film, and then people released him to the ocean. During a hurricane, Snowball gets into trouble but good people save him from death and help him to return to the family in the ocean.
The author dedicates the book in loving memory of Keiko. He was the very special orca who loved the people.< Less
After studying Leo Lionni’s writing craft, students delved into a huge writing project, one that would take them through the entire writing process and result in an “official”... More > published work. This has been a very ambitious endeavor and extremely rewarding. Ms. Martinez (Valeria’s mom) has played a crucial role as we have collaborated to make this a successful aspiration for our kids.< Less
Forest resource issues have been on the front page of newspapers in northwestern North America for the past two decades. Superimposed on the complexity of managing ecosystems is growing concern about... More > increasing temperatures and other aspects of changes in the atmospheric environment. Managers of public and private forestlands face increasing pressures to include climate change issues, particularly the disposition of carbon, in long term management plans. Management, economic and policy approaches to carbon flows in natural resources are evolving rapidly.< Less