Mary Wicks was born in South Australia and has lived there all her life. She and her husband Graham have travelled extensively and Mary has always had a deep appreciation of and fascination with the beauty of nature in all its forms, as well as a strong awareness of the need to preserve and protect all living creatures, particularly those considered to be endangered and especially whales, having had a close encounter with a Humpback whale in Hervey Bay some years ago. An accomplished artist, she works mainly with watercolours and pastels.
Trapped Beneath the Ice is her first book.
Latest Book: Trapped Beneath the Ice
Sid Harta, Melbourne, 2011
Crossbeak, Bonnet and Bone, a family of three Grey Whales, are trapped beneath the ice with no means of escape. In order to survive they must have air and they can find no breaks in the ice through which they can breathe. Can they find their way to the open sea? Will Bone be strong enough to survive? Help comes from an unexpected source, but will it be enough to save them?
The story is based on the events of 1988 when three Grey Whales were trapped under the ice in the Beaufort Sea in Alaska and the subsequent rescue attempts which were widely reported in the press around the world.
The book also contains information about the Grey Whales and their migration patterns.
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