Whales and Whaling on The Point

This morning on WCAI naturalist Dennis Minsky and Head of Reference & Adult Services, Jill Erickson joined Mindy Todd to talk about books having to do with whales and whaling. Miss the show? You can listen online!

Dennis’s Picks

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

The Sea Inside by Philip Hoare

Ice Whale by Jean Craighead George

Grayson by Lynne Cox

A Whale for the Killing by Farley Mowat

The Moon by Whale Light by Diane Ackerman

Whale by Joe Roman

Cape Cod Shore Whaling by John Braginton-Smith and Duncan Oliver

Wings In the Sea: the humpback whale by Lois King Winn & Howard E. Winn

The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins by Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell

Moby Dick Big Read Listen to Moby-Dick online read by Tilda Swinton, Dennis Minsky, Simon Callow and many others.

Jill’s Picks

Treasures of the Whaling Museum: touchstones to the region’s past

A Whaler’s Dictionary by Dan Beachy-Quick

Moby-Dick in Pictures: one drawing for every page by Matt Kish

Living with Whales: documents and oral histories of native New England whaling history edited by Nancy Shoemaker

“The Wellfleet Whale” by Stanley Kunitz included in Passing Through: the later poems new and selected

The Whiteness of the Whale by David Poyer

Fluke Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings by Christopher Moore

Picture Books

Amos & Boris by William Steig

Whale Trails Before and Now by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by G. Brain Karas

The Stranded Whale by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Melanie Cataldo

An Ocean World by Peter Sis

We pre-recorded this show, but our twitter feed got some book suggestions!

If You Want to See a Whale words by Julie Fogliano; pictures by Erin E. Stead

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