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Description - Fluke by Lesley Gibbes

IN 2012 A SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALE GAVE BIRTH TO A CALF IN SYDNEY HARBOUR, AND THE PEOPLE OF SYDNEY WERE ENTRANCED.

THE STORY OF FLUKE IS BASED ON THESE EVENTS.



In 2012 a Southern right whale gave birth to a calf in Sydney Harbour. It was only the third time in recorded history that a Southern right whale had been born in the harbour.

The mother and calf stayed in the sheltered waters of the city's inlets and bays for several months before heading south to the Antarctic waters. The people of Sydney were entranced by the presence of these whales so close to the city.

Since then there have been numerous other sightings of whale calves in Sydney waters, including one which was found nestling next to a boat after being separated from its mother.

Lesley Gibbes' text captures the excitement, joy and awe that the presence of these magnificent mammals create among the citizens of Sydney, while Michelle Dawson's tender illustrations bring the character of Fluke and his rich underwater world to life.



AWARDS

Shortlisted - 2018 Environment Award for Children's Literature

Whitley Certificate of Commendation - 2018 Whitley Awards (Young Children's Book)

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781921504969
ISBN-10: 192150496X
Format: Paperback / softback
(251mm x 242mm x 4mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Working Title Press
Publisher: Working Title Press
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2019
Country of Publication: Australia

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