Storylines Notable Non-Fiction Book 2020
Bob’s Book Blog ~ Ned Barraud is one of the best illustrators in NZ especially of wildlife and in this excellent publication he gives the reader a real sense of affection for the whale that got it’s name because it was the right whale to hunt.
From the 1840’s the southern right whale was hunted to near extinction with nearly 40, 000 of them being slaughtered, cooked for their whale oil and their baleen used for the corsets of European women.
This picture book sized work is a hopeful look at the survival of the right whale prompted no doubt by the visitation and frolicking of a right whale in Wellington Harbour a couple of years back. An area that it once thrived.
Illustrations of the right whale are superb. Excellent information in simple yet powerful text. Better than anything you can get on the Net. For primary and intermediate levels.
Meet the Kiwi creator
Find out more about Kiwi author and illustrator Ned Barraud on his author profile.