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Children's Nonfiction Marine Life

The Rescue of Nanoose

by (author) Mary Borrowman

illustrated by Jacqueline Wang

TouchWood Editions
Initial publish date
Jun 2010
Marine Life, Environmental Conservation & Protection
Recommended Age
3 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jun 2010
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2006
    List Price

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On September 23, 1994, an unusual rescue operation took place in the chilly waters off Telegraph Cove, a tiny, picturesque village perched on Vancouver Island’s north coast. It was not stranded hikers or fishermen who needed help, but a large humpback whale, which had become hopelessly entangled in a rope that had fallen off a fishing boat.

The resident community of whale watchers sprang into action, and the skipper of a local vessel dove into the cold, deep water with a knife to free the terrified animal.

In The Rescue of Nanoose, featuring delightful full-colour illustrations by Jacqueline Wang, Mary Borrowman and Chloe O’Loughlin tell the story of the fortunate whale who was able to joyfully taste freedom again, thanks to the brave efforts of Captain Mike and Captain Jim. This book will appeal to children of all ages.


About the authors

Mary Borrowman lives in Telegraph Cove, BC, where she and her husband Jim have operated Stubbs Island Whale Watching for 25 years.

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Jacqueline Wang has operated her own design business since 1998, using the latest media technology to comgine her interests in art, design and technology.

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