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  • Hardcover: 330 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (25 Jun. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312353642
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312353643
  • Product Dimensions: 15.1 x 2.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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Praise for the documentary "The Whale" (a Critics' Pick for "The New York Times" and "The""Washington Post"):
"There is a gossamer lyricism to "The Whale" . . . The nuance of [the whale's] gestures were wondrous to behold: playful, exuberantly extending the fin of friendship . . . The issues surrounding the emotional lives of animals . . . are explored in "The Whale" with a quiet dignity and gorgeous images." --"The New York Times

""Stunning and emotionally wrought . . . Begs for post-movie discussion."
--"The Washington Post"

""The Lost Whale" recounts an incredible, complex and heart-wrenching story, a drama of science, ethics, politics and emotion from which no reader can remain impassive. Ultimately, the question at the heart of "The Lost Whale" explores the nature of empathy. That question, and so many others raised by this book, will stay with me for a long time.  This book is a fitting tribute to the whale called Luna, and to all the people who cared so deeply for his well-being."--Eva Saulitis, author of "Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss in the Realm of Vanishing Orcas"

"I loved "The Lost Whale". It's an important book, but also funny and moving and unforgettable." --Ric O'Barry, star of the Academy Award winning film "The Cove "and author of" Behind the Dolphin Smile"

""The Lost Whale" recounts an incredible, complex and heart-wrenching story, a drama of science, ethics, politics and emotion from which no reader can remain impassive. Ultimately, the question at the heart of "The Lost Whale" explores the nature of empathy. That question, and so many others raised by this book, will stay with me for a long time. This book is a fitting tribute to the whale called Luna, and to all the people who cared so deeply for his well-being."--Eva Saulitis, author of "Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss in the Realm of Vanishing Orcas"

"I loved "The Lost Whale." It's an important book, but also funny and moving and unforgettable." --Ric O'Barry, star of the Academy Award winning film "The Cove "and author of" Behind the Dolphin Smile""I first fell in love with Luna when I saw "The Whale" in 2011, and the bond is even stronger after reading "The Lost Whale," the compelling story-behind-the-story of the beautifully filmed documentary. And though I consider Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm to be friends and colleagues, I feel no conflict of interest in stating they are journalists, filmmakers, and now authors of the highest order. In short, they are master storytellers. Let them tell you the beguiling story of Luna, the lost whale. You will never forget it as long as you live. I guarantee it."--David Kirby, author of "Death at SeaWorld "and "Animal Factory"""The Lost Whale" is an epic story that has it all - drama, controversy, humor, emotion, humans you care about, and an orca named Luna you will never forget. This wonderful book clearly shows how empathy and compassion easily cross species lines. It reminds us that we all need someone we can lean on. Read this book and share Luna's story as widely as possible. It is that special and important."--Marc Bekoff, author of "The Emotional Lives of Animals" and editor of "Ignoring Nature No More""The story of Luna is about mystery, empathy, and friendship, and The Lost Whale is as engrossing as a novel. You have to read it. It's an unforgettable story."-- Ken Balcomb, Chief Scientist, Center for Whale Research"

"""The Lost Whale" recounts an incredible, complex and heart-wrenching story, a drama of science, ethics, politics and emotion from which no reader can remain impassive. Ultimately, the question at the heart of "The Lost Whale" explores the nature of empathy. That question, and so many others raised by this book, will stay with me for a long time. This book is a fitting tribute to the whale called Luna, and to all the people who cared so deepl

I loved "The Lost Whale." It's an important book, but also funny and moving and unforgettable. "Ric O'Barry, star of the Academy Award winning film The Cove and author of Behind the Dolphin Smile"

I first fell in love with Luna when I saw "The Whale" in 2011, and the bond is even stronger after reading "The Lost Whale," the compelling story-behind-the-story of the beautifully filmed documentary. And though I consider Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm to be friends and colleagues, I feel no conflict of interest in stating they are journalists, filmmakers, and now authors of the highest order. In short, they are master storytellers. Let them tell you the beguiling story of Luna, the lost whale. You will never forget it as long as you live. I guarantee it. "David Kirby, author of Death at SeaWorld and Animal Factory"

"The Lost Whale" is an epic story that has it all - drama, controversy, humor, emotion, humans you care about, and an orca named Luna you will never forget. This wonderful book clearly shows how empathy and compassion easily cross species lines. It reminds us that we all need someone we can lean on. Read this book and share Luna's story as widely as possible. It is that special and important. "Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals and editor of Ignoring Nature No More"

The story of Luna is about mystery, empathy, and friendship, and The Lost Whale is as engrossing as a novel. You have to read it. It's an unforgettable story. "Ken Balcomb, Chief Scientist, Center for Whale Research"

"The Lost Whale" recounts an incredible, complex and heart-wrenching story, a drama of science, ethics, politics and emotion from which no reader can remain impassive. Ultimately, the question at the heart of "The Lost Whale" explores the nature of empathy. That question, and so many others raised by this book, will stay with me for a long time. This book is a fitting tribute to the whale called Luna, and to all the people who cared so deeply for his well-being. "Eva Saulitis, author of Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss in the Realm of Vanishing Orcas"

Luna's story brings a thorny dilemma to the table--what should humanity's role toward nature be?--and the book does a surprisingly good job of showing the range of emotions behind that question. "Publishers Weekly"

A tender, nail-biting account of an orca's fate. "Kirkus Reviews""

"I loved The Lost Whale. It's an important book, but also funny and moving and unforgettable." --Ric O'Barry, star of the Academy Award winning film The Cove and author of Behind the Dolphin Smile

"I first fell in love with Luna when I saw The Whale in 2011, and the bond is even stronger after reading The Lost Whale, the compelling story-behind-the-story of the beautifully filmed documentary. And though I consider Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm to be friends and colleagues, I feel no conflict of interest in stating they are journalists, filmmakers, and now authors of the highest order. In short, they are master storytellers. Let them tell you the beguiling story of Luna, the lost whale. You will never forget it as long as you live. I guarantee it." --David Kirby, author of Death at SeaWorld and Animal Factory

"The Lost Whale is an epic story that has it all - drama, controversy, humor, emotion, humans you care about, and an orca named Luna you will never forget. This wonderful book clearly shows how empathy and compassion easily cross species lines. It reminds us that we all need someone we can lean on. Read this book and share Luna's story as widely as possible. It is that special and important." --Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals and editor of Ignoring Nature No More

"The story of Luna is about mystery, empathy, and friendship, and The Lost Whale is as engrossing as a novel. You have to read it. It's an unforgettable story." --Ken Balcomb, Chief Scientist, Center for Whale Research

"The Lost Whale recounts an incredible, complex and heart-wrenching story, a drama of science, ethics, politics and emotion from which no reader can remain impassive. Ultimately, the question at the heart of The Lost Whale explores the nature of empathy. That question, and so many others raised by this book, will stay with me for a long time. This book is a fitting tribute to the whale called Luna, and to all the people who cared so deeply for his well-being." --Eva Saulitis, author of Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss in the Realm of Vanishing Orcas

"Luna's story brings a thorny dilemma to the table--what should humanity's role toward nature be?--and the book does a surprisingly good job of showing the range of emotions behind that question." --Publishers Weekly

"A tender, nail-biting account of an orca's fate." --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

MICHAEL PARFIT is a British Columbia-based writer, journalist and filmmaker. With his wife, Suzanne Chisholm, Michael produced and directed more than twenty stories for the National Geographic Channel. He lives in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada.

SUZANNE CHISHOLM has produced and filmed documentaries and has done more than a dozen pieces for the National Geographic Today Show. She also lives in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada.


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