Life in the Ocean by Claire Nivola

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...a well-written, well-told story of one woman’s pursuit of her passion.
-Maribeth Shank

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Sylvia Earle first lost her heart to the ocean as a young girl when she discovered the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico in her backyard. As an adult, she dives even deeper. Whether she's designing submersibles, swimming with the whales, or taking deep-water walks, Sylvia Earle has dedicated her life to learning more about what she calls "the blue heart of the planet." With stunningly detailed pictures of the wonders of the sea, Life in the Ocean tells the story of Sylvia's growing passion and how her ocean exploration and advocacy have made her known around the world. This picture book biography also includes an informative author's note that will motivate young environmentalists.
Life in the Ocean is one of The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012

 

About Claire Nivola

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Claire A. Nivola has written and illustrated many books for children, including most recently Orani. She is also the author of Planting the Trees of Kenya, a picture book about Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai. She lives with her husband in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts.
 
Published March 13, 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Jan 01 2012

Young explorers will be happy to dive into this captivatingly illustrated biography of the renowned oceanographer.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Jan 30 2012

Earle’s zeal for ocean exploration and preservation is evident in this visually striking introduction to a remarkable scientist.

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Maribeth Shank

Excellent
Reviewed by Maribeth Shank on Apr 04 2012

...a well-written, well-told story of one woman’s pursuit of her passion.

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