When the Exxon "Valdez" struck the rocks in Prince Williams Sound, Alaska, nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the water, contaminating every aspect of the environment, especially the sea otter. Illustrated by the author's photographs, Smith records the devastation and progress to recovery of the mess. Full-color illustrations.
Common Core Alignment:
RI.4.8. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.