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Author: Fran Hodgkins, Illustrator: Cris Arbo Interest Level- Upper 5th grade
Learn more about life stories and accomplishments of famous marine scientists and be inspired to become an ocean hero in Champions of the Ocean.
Synopsis: The Earth Heroes books feature the youth, careers and lasting contributions of some of the world’s greatest naturalists and environmentalists. This second book in the series for upper elementary and middle school children introduces great conservationists who explored the oceans and worked to save otters, whales, sharks, sunfish, and other inhabitants of the deep. In almost all cases they were scientists as well as activists and authors, and their passion made a lasting contribution to the world. Champions of the Ocean features William Beebe, Archie Carr, Jacques Cousteau, Margaret Wentworth Owings, Eugenie Clark, Roger Payne, Sylvia Earle, and Tierney Thys.
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- Scientifically accurate, including text and illustrations
- The book is well written. The plot, setting, and characters are appealing and well constructed.
- The book is visually appealing; the illustrations are attractive and enhance the story-telling.
- The book has a message that moves children towards a better understanding of sea turtles and their conservation.
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