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On the rocks

Author: Eric Walters
Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2020.
Series: Orca currents.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this high-interest novel for middle readers, 14-year-old Dylan, sent to live on a remote island with his estranged grandfather, discovers a stranded orca."--
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walters, Eric, 1957-
On the rocks.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2020
(OCoLC)1112358765
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Walters
ISBN: 9781459823648 1459823648
OCLC Number: 1109838111
Description: 119 pages ; 18 cm
Series Title: Orca currents.
Responsibility: Eric Walters.

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"In this high-interest novel for middle readers, 14-year-old Dylan, sent to live on a remote island with his estranged grandfather, discovers a stranded orca."--

Fourteen-year-old Dylan is sent to live with his estranged grandfather, Angus. Basically strangers, the two avoid each other as best they can. One day Dylan discovers a young orca stranded high up on the rocky beach. Dylan runs to tell his grandfather. There's nothing that can be done, says Angus. The sun is coming up, and soon the orca will die of exposure. But Dylan knows he has to try to save the whale. He collects towels to cover the delicate skin of the orca and begins transporting buckets of water from the ocean below to keep it hydrated. It's grueling work, and it will be hours before the tide comes back in and the water is high enough for the orca to swim free. Angus is moved by his grandson's determination and helps as best he can. They both desperately hope that soon the orca will be able to join its family, who have been calling out to it just offshore. On the Rocks is an inspiring story about the ups and downs of family.

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