Hidden under the Sea: The World Beaneath the Waves by Peter Kent, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Hidden under the Sea: The World Beaneath the Waves

Hidden under the Sea: The World Beaneath the Waves

by Peter Kent
     
 
Explore the exciting, mysterious world beneath the waves, where treasure lies forgotten, giant squids spread their tentacles, and amazing coral reefs grow. Learn about the legend of Atlantis and the beautiful mermaids who were thought to have dwelled in the sea. Discover daring divers, coral creatures, remarkable wrecks, monsters of the deep, and much more in

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Explore the exciting, mysterious world beneath the waves, where treasure lies forgotten, giant squids spread their tentacles, and amazing coral reefs grow. Learn about the legend of Atlantis and the beautiful mermaids who were thought to have dwelled in the sea. Discover daring divers, coral creatures, remarkable wrecks, monsters of the deep, and much more in colorful sidebars. In addition, there are objects and creatures to find on almost every page. Chock-full of interesting facts and intricate drawings, this book will engross every young reader who's ever wondered about life under the sea.

Author Biography: Peter Kent is a former history teacher who has written and illustrated numerous children's books, including the award-winning Hidden Under the Ground.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Before the technology was developed to explore the greatest depths of the sea, anything more than a few feet under water was a mystery. There were tales of mermaids, sea monsters and lost treasure. In this illustrated look under water, each spread focuses on a particular aspect of underwater life or activity. The topics explored include a coral reef, deep diving, war at sea, underwater treasure hunt and working underwater. The process of building a tunnel under the sea is illustrated with a cross section of the chalk through which the tunnel was cut. Fishing with nets is contrasted to surf fishing with lines. A look at a submarine laboratory gives an idea of how scientists work and live underwater. 2001, Dutton Children's Books, $17.99. Ages 7 to 12. Reviewer:Kristin Harris
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Beginning with legends of the deep, the author presents brief looks at whaling, shipwrecks, dredgers, laboratories and submarines, and underwater war and construction. Unfortunately, a few awkward sentences and facts leave readers dangling. The illustrations have a retro look. Soft gray-greens, gray-blues, and tannish-pinks are backgrounds to slightly cartoonlike drawings of people and equipment. Halfway between Richard Platt's Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections (Knopf, 1992) and Martin Handford's Where's Waldo? (Candlewick, 1997), with a search on each spread and answers at the end of the book, this title brings together many undersea enterprises and will please children who like to pore over detailed pictures of equipment.-Ellen Heath, Orchard School, Ridgewood, NJ Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525467724
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
10.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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