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Great White Shark (Hardcover)
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Follow a female shark as she heads to warm waters for the sake of her young in a lyrical, fact-filled look at one of the ocean’s top predators.
The great white shark swims on. Her tail sways from side to side; her fins keep her balanced. She travels the fast lane where she can, cruising invisible seaways.
As she traverses her ocean home, the great white shark’s charcoal skin blends with the dark depths of the ocean, her white belly floating pale below. She carries seven pups in her belly, and her job is to give them the best possible chance at survival. Her journey will take her where she needs to go to stay nourished until she gives birth, far from shore. Set in a stunning underwater world, Claire Saxby's signature poetic prose, offset by running facts, and Cindy Lane's striking illustrations showcase the power and grace of one of the ocean’s most misunderstood creatures.
About the Author
Claire Saxby is the author of numerous picture books, including Kookaburra and Dingo, both illustrated by Tannya Harricks, Emu, illustrated by Graham Byrne, and Koala, illustrated by Julie Vivas. Claire Saxby lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Cindy Lane was born in and grew up in Sydney, Australia, lived by the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, and now has her studio by the Indian Ocean in Perth. She loves to make her own paints with materials she finds in nature, and she collects water from around the world to use in her paintings. Seawater from across Australia was used in Great White Shark, her first picture book.
Stunning illustrations grace this account of a pregnant great white shark’s journey northward to warmer waters. . . . Color and light are used to great effect to convey the darkness of ocean depths and the changing hues of the water. . . . A splashing success.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Claire Saxby offers a nuanced portrait of one of the world’s most terrifying predators.
—The Wall Street Journal