Exxon Valdez by John Townsend


Exxon Valdez by John Townsend

The oil tanker Exxon Valdez carried enough crude oil to fill 125 Olympic-sized swimming pools. In March 1989, it collided into underwater rocks. By morning the blue ocean had turned black, and the air was thick with the stench of oil. Within a day, dead fish littered the shore. Sea otters feebly tried to lick their filthy fur clean. The Exxon Valdez disaster had just begun. Timelines, a glossary, ideas for research, and suggestions for future reading are included in this gripping read about this tragic disaster. This book highlights the dangers of environmental pollution.

About the Author

John Townsend

After years of teaching in secondary schools, John Townsend realised that boys were crying out for cool, quick reads – so he decided to write them! He has now written over 100 books! He is in huge demand as a guest speaker – whether at schools, writers’ groups or libraries. His other books for Barrington Stoke include Deadline and Firebomb. He lives in Suckley, Worcester.

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56 pages
Interest Age: 9-11 years


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Publication date

6th July 2007



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