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ISBN13: 9780307264541
ISBN10: 0307264548
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Danielle Mosier, August 25, 2010 (view all comments by Danielle Mosier)
I am, at present, ruined for books because of Grayson. It was so uplifting that I cannot bring myself to read anything dark or depressing, which many stories seem to be, at least at some point, in order to create conflict for the plot. Conflict is present in Grayson, but the story is more about Lynne and Grayson's journey together, and what is encountered along the way.
As I read this book, I would think, from time to time, of people I wanted to recommend it to, until I finally realized that I would recommend this book to everyone. I've been raving about this book to my friends for some time now, and thought I'd spread the love here.
Before I end, though, I have one final plea: Please help me find a book comparable to this one. PLEASE. I want to read again!
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This story of woman and mammal relaxes the mind of any reader that encounters the unsual pair. A must for animal lovers.
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Cox, Lynne
Alfred A. Knopf
Personal Memoirs
Wildlife rescue
Swimmers -- United States.
Cox, Lynne - Childhood and youth
General Nature
Biography - General
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7 x 5.25 x .75 in .55 lb

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Product details 160 pages Alfred A. Knopf - English 9780307264541 Reviews:
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You'd swear from the synopsis that it's fiction, grist for an after-school special or Disney's latest blockbuster. But, no, 17-year-old long-distance swimmer Lynne Cox, training one morning off the California coast, discovered a baby gray whale that had been separated from his mother. For hours, she stayed with him, from the pier to an oil rig, under pelicans, among dolphins, and through jungles of kelp in the dark, open water, waiting for the mother's return. Cox's bighearted adventure simply leaps off the page. Grayson is one of the most invigorating books to come out of the ocean in years.

"Review" by , "Grayson would be compelling enough as a fable about a young woman and a lost whale. The fact that it's true makes the story wondrous, and unforgettable."
"Review" by , "A story of remarkable simplicity and charm. A young swimmer invites us into sea off the coast of California where through her eyes we see an entire realm of creatures we have never known so intimately before. Truly for people of all ages, Lynne Cox's adventure with the baby whale, Grayson, becomes a parable and an experience, thanks not only to the author's great and generous spirit, but through her immense gift for describing nature."
"Review" by , "Lynne Cox is a master of story telling: her prose captures the vast movements and deep mysteries of the ocean and the creatures for whom it is home. Everyone who reads Grayson will be enchanted and profoundly moved. Grayson is a powerful voice for conservation."
"Review" by , "A moving and memorable story, filled with dramatic tension and loving descriptions of the sea and all the wondrous creatures it holds. Grayson is a celebration of the natural world in all its glory, and the deep and lasting effect it can have on us humans if only we pause to notice."
"Review" by , "A beautiful true story of interspecies communication where the human and the whale mind connected."
"Review" by , "Grayson is moving and thrilling in its simple language as Cox laments the inadequacy of words to express profound feelings but demonstrates the exhilaration of the effort."
"Review" by , "An inspirational, almost spiritual read."
"Synopsis" by , Grayson is Lynne Coxs 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 wasnt 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 mothers back for much of that distance, and was dependent on its mothers milk for food—baby whales drink up to fifty gallons of milk a day. If Lynne didnt 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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