Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands
Written and illustrated by Katherine Roy
Every September the great white sharks return to San Francisco. While their 800,000 human neighbors dine on steak, salad, and sandwiches, the white sharks hunt for their favorite meal…
We both fear and admire great white sharks’ fierce hunting skills. But how exactly do they track down their prey? Award-winning author-illustrator Katherine Roy’s Neighborhood Sharks dives into their hunting grounds in the Farallon Islands, just 30 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge. Roy’s gorgeous, lush paintings and detailed diagrams vividly recreate a day in the life of a shark and reveal why sharks are essential to our ecosystem and deserve our protection. Based on the latest information and abounding with fascinating glimpses into a great white’s life and habits, Neighborhood Sharks will astound young shark fans and their parents alike.
Roaring Brook / David Macaulay Studio, September 30, 2014. Age Level: 7 and up.