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Oceanology

by Zoticus de Lesseps, Various
     
 

Follow the fascinating journey of Captain Nemo and explore the ocean’s wonders, both real and imagined ... or are they?

What if a sixteen-year-old assistant traveled aboard the storied Nautilus, the narwhal-shaped submarine of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? And what if he were the sole survivor of the ill-fated voyage and went on to relay his

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Follow the fascinating journey of Captain Nemo and explore the ocean’s wonders, both real and imagined ... or are they?

What if a sixteen-year-old assistant traveled aboard the storied Nautilus, the narwhal-shaped submarine of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? And what if he were the sole survivor of the ill-fated voyage and went on to relay his adventures to a certain . . . Jules Verne? Find this brave young man’s own account in the lavishly illustrated Oceanology, a tale of an 866 voyage of discovery that investigates diving bells and shipwrecks; coral reefs and ice canyons; sharks, giant octopi, and luminous sea monsters; underwater volcanoes, and even the legendary island of Atlantis.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
Before "Star Wars," before internet games and avatars, before the term "science fiction" there was Jules Verne. His Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea has stood the test of time, inspiring books, stories, and movies. Now young readers can discover Verne all over again in this exquisitely designed book, one of the "Ology" series. It all begins with a purported sea-stained journal, written by one Zoticus de Lesseps in 1863 and now lent to the publisher. This account of a voyage of exploration based on Verne's Nautilus voyage, "has every appearance of authenticity" but no record of de Lesseps exists. Thus begins a remarkable adventure for young readers. The book, a facsimile of the journal, includes scrawled notes detailing the journey, descriptions of colorful travel companions, drawings and pictures of sea creatures and ship equipment, as well as souvenirs: a gold coin from the ill-fated ship Astrolabe, small guide to mythical sea creatures such as the Kraken or Leviathan, and a tintype of Captain Nemo. The publisher has added supplementary wonders: a fold out-map, drawings of navigator's tools, small biography of Jules Verne, fold-out maps of routes and undersea landscapes, plus much, much more. This gloriously illustrated book is the kind of literary adventure a reader can dive into over and over, discovering something new and exciting each time. Who needs a virtual reality game? NOTE: There is no title page, per se. The first page says "by Zoticus de Lesseps," yet a small newspaper clipping facsimile states, "A SELECT GROUP OF TALENTS TODAY EMBARKED ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY. The group consisted of Ms. Emily Hawkins and Ms. A. J. Wood, writers, Mr. Ian Andrew,Mr. Gary Blythe and Mr. David Wyatt, artists." Recommended for older children who can lift flaps and so forth with care. Reviewer: Judy Crowder

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763642907
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
08/25/2009
Series:
Ologies Series, #8
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
151,425
Product dimensions:
12.10(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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