Imprint:Orca Book Publishers - Victoria
Form detail:Sewn, Laminated cover
Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) 4 - 7, Grade (US) 4 - 7, Reading age 9 - 12
Dimensions:9in x 7.5 x 0.44 in | 200 gr
Page Count:112 pages
Illustrations:109 Halftones, color , 2 Colour illustrations , 1 Diagrams
Explore the latest science about sharks.
Did you know that some sharks have friends? Or that there are sharks small enough to swim in a soup can? There are sharks who can walk on land and others who make their own light. There are ancient sharks who lived in the oceans millions of years ago, and new species who have just been discovered. Most importantly, did you know that most sharks are fighting for their survival?
Sharks Forever takes a deep dive into the lives of sharks––their habitat, biology, habits and personalities. It also looks at the biggest threats to their existence, from marine pollution and overfishing to bycatch and shark-fin soup. It goes beyond the bites and shares stories about people who swim with sharks and call them friends.
Key Selling Points
Mark Leiren-Young is an award-winning author, screenwriter, playwright and filmmaker. He has written TV shows for young viewers (including cartoons) for Netflix, CBC, ABC, BBC Kids and PBS. He wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary The Hundred-Year-Old Whale. His first book, The Killer Whale Who Changed the World, won a Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Award. Mark has also written several books for young readers, including Orcas Everywhere: The Mystery and History of Killer Whales, which was shortlisted for a Red Cedar Book Award and the Information Book Award, and won the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize. Mark hosts the podcast Skaana about ocean stories and is actively involved in the fight for the survival of the endangered southern resident orcas. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
Marketing and Promotional Plans
“An important book that’s fun to read. Sharks Forever presents beautiful images, captivating information and engaging stories, while underscoring the importance of shark conservation. It achieves something rare—a connection with sharks as individuals. We get insights into their communication, personalities and friendships. This is the shark book the world needs.” - Julia Barnes, Sea of Life filmmaker
“You’re either fascinated by sharks or terrified of them. Regardless, Sharks Forever is informative and offers fascinating insight into not only the science of sharks but their undeniable impact on the human race.” - Madison “Shark Girl” Stewart, filmmaker and activist
“A wealth of fascinating research about sharks...If you weren’t a fan of sharks before reading Sharks Forever, you will undoubtedly come away with a new perspective. This up-to-date and comprehensive book will go a long way in convincing readers of the value of one of the world’s top predators and its rightful place in ocean ecosystems. Highly Recommended.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials