Tuesday, June 28, 2011

THE END OF THE LINE, a documentary film & WORLD WITHOUT FISH, a book by Mark Kurlansky

Please pause playlist at bottom of page to hear/watch video.

A documentary film about the oceans.

WORLD WITHOUT FISH is a riveting new book for children about the threat to fish, the oceans, and our environment -- and what, armed with knowledge, they, and even their adult counterparts, can do about it.

In this amazing book, Mark Kurlansky tells how the fish we most commonly eat could become extinct in fifty years, and the domino effect that this would have, from the oceans turning pink to seabirds, then reptiles, then mammals disappearing. It explains the complicated effects of overfishing, global warming, and pollution and the dangers of fish farming.

But there's hope. By becoming advocates for sustainable fishing, children can help begin to put the planet back on the right track, one fish at a time.

Interwoven with the book is a 12-page full-color graphic novel. Each beautifully illustrated chapter opener links to form a larger fictional story that complements the text. Hand in hand, they create a Silent Spring for a new generation.

Mark Kurlansky is a former commercial fisherman and New York Times bestselling author of Cod, Salt, The Big Oyster, and other books. He’s won numerous awards, including the James A. Beard Award, ALA Notable Book Award, and New York Public Library Best Books of the Year Award. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York City and Gloucester, Massachusetts.


Anonymous said...

You know Petra? I really think there should be a required course for children in grammar school in which they're taught to understand and respect the environment. K.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

That's a fabulous idea! I wonder if there's a teacher who can get the ball rolling?

tipper said...

Sounds lovely-I bet my big kids would like it too : )

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Hi, Tipper! Am sure they would!

I can't believe how the girls are growing! They're probably already thinking of which colleges to attend?!

btw, Tipper, they're sounding much more professional in their singing. I remember how nervous they were just a couple years back, and now they sound like pros! They're wonderful! :))