Humphrey the Lost Whale

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The true story of Wrong Way Humphrey

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Wendy Tokuda is a well-known media personality who has anchored and reported in the Bay Area for nearly 30 years. She has won the Peabody Award, a National Emmy for Public Service, the national Sigma Delta Chi Public Service Award, the NAB Education Foundation’s Service to America” Award and most recently, the Temple Award for Creative Altruism.

Richard Hall is an award-winning TV and film producer and the president of Great Blue Productions in Los Angeles.

Hanako Wakiyama was born in Tokyo and moved with her family to California as a teenager. She is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Her credits include From Dawn to Dreams: Poems for Busy Babies, Best Pet of All [Modern Gems Edition], Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox, Little Bo Peep Can't Get to Sleep.

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Kindergarten-Grade 3 A light-hearted approach to the problem of beached whales, Humphrey's story allows librarians to give a happy ``yes'' to that often asked question, ``Is this a true story?'' A humpback whale makes a wrong turn in San Francisco Bay and finds himself trapped in the fresh water of Sacramento River. With the help of scientists and whale watching friends, he makes his way back to the safety of his salty ocean home. Notes give more details about Humphrey's ordeal that began in October 1985, lasted almost a month, and cost $80,000 for rescue efforts. Children can trace Humphrey's journey on the endpaper map. The watercolor illustrations are cleverly peopled with whale watchers of all ages who watch from their boats, from atop bridges, and from the banks as Humphrey splashes and spouts his way through the pages. For older children, Goldner & Vogel's Humphrey the Wrong-Way Whale (Dillon, 1987) is another factual account; it has photographs. Betty Craig Campbell, Brewton Elementary School, Ala.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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