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“Orca Rescue! The true story of an orphaned orca named Springer”
Book Launch and Signing
When: Sunday October 17, 3 to 5 PM
Where: C&P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98136
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Proof of vaccination and masks required

Almost twenty years ago, a young orca was discovered in Puget Sound — lost, alone, and 300 miles away from home. Over the next six months she was rescued, rehabilitated, and returned to her family on the north end of Vancouver Island. Today she is thriving, tending her two calves. (And pregnant with her third!)

Join The Whale Trail founder Donna Sandstrom and friends to celebrate the publication of her new book “Orca Rescue! The true story of an orphaned orca named Springer.” The middle grade nonfiction book was released by Kids Can Press last week. The story is told as it happened from Donna’s perspective as a community organizer on the project. Fact spreads are interspersed with the narrative, and the book features maps, matrilines, a glossary, photos and more.

Richly illustrated by Sarah Burwash, readers of all ages will be captivated by the story, which contains many details never shared publicly before. It’s a true story of hope in an era that surely needs one. Join us!

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Thank you to Paper Boat Booksellers and C&P Coffee for your support!

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