In Case You Missed It @writerSharon #ChasingBlogTour #SummerReads #TGIF

Sharon Mentyka took Chasing at the Surface on Blog Tour last fall. Be sure to check all the stops on the tour. Chasing at the Surface is a must read book this summer.

Check-out the reviews and awards:

Winner, 2016 National Outdoor Book Award, Children’s category

2016 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and Children’s Book Council

2016 YA Honorable Mention, Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award

“As 12-year old Marisa learns more about whales, she begins to understand the delicate life-and-death balance facing these creatures of the deep. The combination of this understanding, along with the theme of family keeps the story flowing to a climactic end.” ~2016 National Outdoor Book Award Committee

“As the orcas’ lives become increasingly imperiled, Marisa unleashes her imagination, her compassion, and her courage . . . Moments close to the orcas are breathtakingly described, accentuating the thrill as the whales breach, sound, and vocalize. Basing her story on actual events, the author has created a poignant novel that vividly celebrates the interconnected nature of all living creatures. Like the eerily beautiful voices of the orcas in the ocean, this book will haunt readers.” ~Kirkus Reviews

“A heartfelt story of courage, love and the true meaning of family, Chasing at the Surface moved me to tears and had me cheering for young Marisa in her quest to free a pod of magnificent, endangered orcas trapped in an inlet in the Pacific Northwest.” ~Anjali Banerjee, author of Looking for Bapu and Seaglass Summer

“A wonderful book that weaves an exciting and mysterious story about families and whales.” ~Susan Berta, Cofounder, Orca Network

“Chasing at the Surface is a beautifully written story of how one girl’s connection to the wonder of nature’s wild orcas helps her save both them and herself from life’s perils.” ~Mary Ruckelshaus, Managing Director, Natural Capital Project, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


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