My new children's book, Big Blue Forever, is now available and can be purchased or ordered through your favourite bookstore or online:
ACCOLADES and RECOGNITION
Lane Anderson Award 2017 Finalist for Canadian science writing (young readers category)
2018-19 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award nominee
Big Blue Forever is a finalist selected for the 2018 Reading Lights Program!
Nominated for the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading 2018 Silver Birch Express Award
On the CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens list, 2017 Fall Edition
Interview with Matt Rainnie, Maintreet PEI, CBC Radio, May 2019
"Anita Miettunen on Her Journey of Discovery with a Rare Blue Whale." Open Book Ontario, July 2017
My author reading for World Read Aloud Day 2017
"Having a double story like this increases the value of Big Blue Forever for school use, making it a recommended title." Resource Links (June 2017, Vol.22, No.5)
"If the goal of non-fiction is to engage and stir the imagination, this succeeds admirably." Canadian Children's Book News (Winter 2016)
From the book cover:
"The largest animal to ever live is one of the hardest to see. There aren't many Blue Whales left in the world, and they spend their time under water, so most people have never seen one. But thanks to a remarkable team of scientists, who don't mind working in smelly, messy conditions, a 150 ton, fully grown whale has been raised from the grave and put on display for all to see. This book tells the astounding tale of skinning an animal larger than a dinosaur, moving it across the country, then hanging its re-assembled skeleton from the ceiling. An amazing accomplishment."
— Bob McDonald OC, author, journalist and Host of CBC's Quirks & Quarks