Lynn Brunelle and Jason Chin

Free Family Event with author Lynn Brunelle and Caldecott Medalist and illustrator Jason Chin at La Playa Books.  They will be signing and talking about their latest book, ' Life After Whale; The Amazing Ecosystem of a Whale Fall.' Please join us at 2pm on Friday, June 28th.

"Follow a blue whale’s enormous body to the bottom of the ocean, where it sets the stage for a bustling new ecosystem to flourish. All living things must one day die, and Earth’s largest creature, the majestic blue whale, is no exception. But in nature, death is never a true ending. When this whale closes her eyes for the last time in her 90-year life, a process known as whale fall is just beginning. Her body will float to the surface, then slowly sink through the deep; from inflated behemoth to clean-picked skeleton, it will offer food and shelter at each stage to a vast diversity of organisms, over the course of a century and beyond.

Caldecott Medalist Jason Chin’s astonishing artwork enriches and amplifies engaging, well-researched text by Bill Nye the Science Guy writer Lynn Brunelle. Young lovers of the macabre will relish each page of Life After Whale. Meanwhile, those grappling with the hard subject of death will take solace in this honest look at the circle of life, which closes on a young whale enjoying the same waves as her ancestor. Additional back pages offer further info and reading recommendations on whales, whale falls, and ecosystems."

Pre-order your very own copy of 'Life After Whale' below and have it signed by both at the event!

Event address: 
1026 Rosecrans St
San Diego, CA 92106-3019
Books: 
Life After Whale: The Amazing Ecosystem of a Whale Fall By Lynn Brunelle, Jason Chin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lynn Brunelle, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823452286
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - June 4th, 2024

Follow a blue whale’s enormous body to the bottom of the ocean, where it sets the stage for a bustling new ecosystem to flourish.