Granny’s Clan: A Tale of Wild Orcas

Dr. Sally Hodson
Dawn Publications (2012)
ISBN 9781584691723

Reviewed by Grayce Richardson (age 8) for Reader Views (1/13)

“Granny’s Clan: A Tale of Wild Orcas” by Dr. Sally Hodson tells about wild orcas in the ocean. A new baby is born into the family and the eldest Orca, Granny, leads them to go fishing with the new baby. The next day they have an Orca family reunion. They go to where the boats are and while children wave they do tricks. The book is almost written like poetry. “In cold dark waters, a tiny newborn struggles to breathe. Little one, I am here to help.”

I learned that a “spy hop” is when whales leap into the air and they look around. I also learned that Orcas have family reunions like us. They do a lot of things similar to people. I loved “Granny’s Clan: A Tale of Wild Orcas” by Dr. Sally Hodson because it’s all about Orcas and what they do and how they react to people. The Orcas are beautiful in their natural habitats. They are very kind and gentle. I really like that a female scientist who studies whales is the author. People who love to go under the water and explore and be with animals would like this book.

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