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Product Number: Z10009403
Released: Jul 24, 2006
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ISBN: #9781598872699
Narrator/s: Lynne Cox
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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An early-morning workout becomes an enchanting adventure when a record-holding swimmer reunites a baby whale and its mother. An inspiring, irresistible story for all ages, from the beloved author of Swimming to Antarctica.It's five o'clock in the morning and still dark. Swimming outside the wave break off the Catalina coast, training for her next long-distance swim (she has already crossed the English Channel twice), 17-year-old Lynne Cox senses that something is following her. She worries that it might be a great white shark.Instead, it's a baby gray whale, separated from its mother on their journey to the Bering Sea 8,000 miles away. Lynne needs to leave the water to rest, but she knows that if she does, the calf will follow her onto shore and die. To save its life, she must reunite mother and calf in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean.Miracles happen now and then. Sometimes we recognize them when they occur; sometimes it takes years of experience to understand. Looking back on that chilly morning, a beloved author and inspirational speaker shares her personal story of love, hope, loss, and faith.

Author(s): Lynne Cox
Original Publish Date: Jul 24, 2006


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Author(s): Lynne Cox
Narrator(s): Lynne Cox
Product Number DD13871
Released: Jul 24, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781598870558
Author(s): Lynne Cox
Product Number EB00160990
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
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Professional reviews

"What qualities would you expect in the voice of a world-class swimmer? Toughness? An I-can-do-anything attitude? Lynne Cox's voice has a surprising softness as she recounts an early morning swim and her encounter with a lone baby whale too young to survive without its mother. Cox's gentle narration adds a dimension a reader might not experience. It does not, however, express the core emotional and physical strength that enabled the 17-year-old Cox to swim for hours in the 55-degree water off California's Seal Beach while she and a team of supporters sought to reunite baby whale and mother. Nevertheless, Grayson is a moving story, highly recommended for all ages. D.J.P. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"

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