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Grayson is Lynne Cox's first book since Swimming to Antarctica ("Riveting." —Sports Illustrated; "Pitch-perfect."—Outside). In it she tells the story of a miraculous ocean encounter that happened to her when she was seventeen and in training for a big swim (she had already swum the English Channel, twice, and the Catalina Channel).

It was the dark of early morning; Lynne was in 55-degree water as smooth as black ice, two hundred yards offshore, outside the wave break. She was swimming her last half-mile back to the pier before heading home for breakfast when she became aware that something was swimming with her. The ocean was charged with energy as if a squall was moving in; thousands of baby anchovy darted through the water like lit sparklers, trying to evade something larger. Whatever it was, it felt large enough to be a white shark coursing beneath her body.

It wasn't a shark. It became clear that it was a baby gray whale—following alongside Lynne for a mile or so. Lynne had been swimming for more than an hour; she needed to get out of the water to rest, but she realized that if she did, the young calf would follow her onto shore and die from collapsed lungs.

The baby whale—eighteen feet long!—was migrating on a three-month trek to its feeding grounds in the Bering Sea, an eight-thousand-mile journey. It would have to be carried on its mother's back for much of that distance, and was dependent on its mother's milk for food—baby whales drink up to fifty gallons of milk a day. If Lynne didn't find the mother whale, the baby would suffer from dehydration and starve to death.

Something so enormous—the mother whale was fifty feet long—suddenly seemed very small in the vast Pacific Ocean. How could Lynne possibly find her?

This is the story—part mystery, part magical tale—of what happened . . .

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About the Author

Lynne Cox is the author of Swimming to Antarctica. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Los Alamitos, California. She received her B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Cox was named Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year in 1975, inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame in 2000, and honored with a lifetime achievement award from U.C. Santa Barbara. Her articles have appeared in The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and European Car Magazine. She lives in Los Alamitos, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307279477
Author:
Cox, Lynne
Publisher:
Vintage Espanol
Translator:
Magnet, Alberto
Author:
Lynne Cox Traducido por Alberto Magnet
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
Swimming
Subject:
Whales
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Wildlife rescue
Subject:
Swimmers -- United States.
Subject:
Cox, Lynne - Childhood and youth
Subject:
BIO026000
Subject:
whales;swimming;nature;memoir;non-fiction;animals;ocean;california;autobiography;sports
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Espa~nol
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
Spanish
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.96x5.28x.41 in. .39 lbs.

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