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Title:
Keiko's story : a killer whale goes home
Author:
Kurth, Linda Moore.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Brookfield, CT : Millbrook Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
72 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
Describes the experiences of Keiko, the killer whale who starred in the movie "Free Willy, " as he moved from an amusement park in Mexico to the Oregon Aquarium and then to a seapen in Iceland, from which he may be released into the ocean.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.9 2.0 2934.
ISBN:
9780761315001
Format :
Book

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Describes the experiences of Keiko, the killer whale who starred in the movie Free Willy, as he moved from an amusement park in Mexico to the Oregon Aquarium and then to a seapen in Iceland, from which he may be released into the ocean.


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Gr 4-6-In his living conditions and in the efforts of people preparing him for his reintroduction to the wild, Keiko's life parallels that of the fictional whale he played in the movie Free Willy. Without being judgmental, Kurth describes the marine mammal's cramped and unhealthy environment at Reino Aventura in Mexico City, and discusses the work of scientists and children all over the world to find him another home. She recounts the efforts required to move Keiko from Mexico to Oregon, and then to Iceland. In a lively and clear narrative, facts about killer whales are introduced and illustrated by full-color photographs on almost every page. Drawings and diagrams depict whale anatomy and activities such as breaching, lobtailing, slapping, and spyhopping. Potentially unfamiliar terms are highlighted in bold and included in the brief glossary and two-page index. An informative and enjoyable read.-Frances E. Millhouser, Chantilly Regional Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

1 Adios, Amigop. 5
2 A Bumpy Ride to Famep. 8
3 How Do You Mail a Whale?p. 13
4 Getting to Know Keikop. 20
5 Training Campp. 28
6 A Whale of a Questionp. 35
7 Lessons from Keikop. 41
8 Ready and Waitingp. 49
9 We Say Good-bye, You Say Hellop. 55
10 Keeping the Promisep. 61
Glossaryp. 68
Suggested Readingp. 69
Web Sitesp. 70
Indexp. 71