Shark Wars (Shark Wars Series #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Since the dawn of time, prehistoric shark clans called Shivers have ruled over the earth's oceans, fierce protectors of all who swim. For eons, the Big Blue has prospered under Shiver Law, and the delicate balance of sea life kept sacred. Until now.

Rising sea temperatures and overfishing have caused food to become scarce, and the battle for new hunting grounds has brought ...
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Shark Wars (Shark Wars Series #1)

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Overview

Since the dawn of time, prehistoric shark clans called Shivers have ruled over the earth's oceans, fierce protectors of all who swim. For eons, the Big Blue has prospered under Shiver Law, and the delicate balance of sea life kept sacred. Until now.

Rising sea temperatures and overfishing have caused food to become scarce, and the battle for new hunting grounds has brought with it corruption and warfare.

Now, with the ocean on the brink of chaos, a young reef shark named Gray - exiled from the safety of his peaceful reef home - must venture deep into Open Water to unlock the secrets of his destiny and bring peace back to the ocean. But first, he'll have to discover the truth about who - and what - he really is.


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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
Gray is an adolescent (in every sense of the word) reef shark with problems. First, he is big—really big—and growing bigger than all the sharks in and around his reef home. Fast growth means constant hunger and his hunting for food has gotten him into trouble before. Second, he is immature, impulsive, reckless, sarcastic, self-centered, short-sighted, and lacks common sense. He is convinced he is cool, a "big fin," not a "flipper," not large but "big-cartilaged." He thinks nothing of calling his only friend (side kick?), Barkley, a dogfish shark, "codface," and regards other reef dwellers with disdain. Of course, all this gets him into so much trouble that he is banished from the reef and must venture out into the "big blue" to live on his own. He soon gets mixed up in wars between the shivers or shark groups—Sharks vs. Jets, sans dancing. If Gray's huge size gains him entry into the best shivers, does his attitude hinder him? While fans of talking animal stories may enjoy the book, consider this: the sharks in this book are hardly based on science. Sharks do not "glide to a stop" nor do they float. Sharks must swim constantly to live. While they do eat fish of all kinds, they do not go on annual "tuna runs." Sharks do not have an eating motto ("If a fish has color, find another. Silver or brown, gulp it down"). Nor do they refer to the famous writer, Machiakelpie (no child would understand this pun). Children learn from what they read, and the fishy characters in this book could provide a lifetime of misconceptions. Gray is no role model for attitude and crustaceans are not "just dumb snacks." Parents and teachers need to think before handing readers—even reluctant readers—this book. I recommend reading it first. Shark Wars is the first of the "Shark Wars" series. The prologue provides background. Reviewer: Judy Crowder
School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—Gray is a young reef shark growing up in Coral Shiver, one of the shark clans established in the sea in ancient times. The shivers rule the Big Blue, but they must be careful to avoid the "landsharks" who run the world above, hunting and devouring so many fish, including the mighty sharks. Gray, who is growing larger and larger, keeps sneaking off to hunt on his own—something he is as yet forbidden to do—until at last he is exiled from Coral Shiver. Gray's friend Barkley, a dogfish, soon joins him and they try to find a new clan. They encounter Goblin Shiver, which is a bit like a rough street gang ruled by tough-as-barnacles Goblin and sneaky Velenka, who has plans of her own to rule. The first volume of what will obviously become a long series, this story establishes, but doesn't develop, many threads. The result is a sketchy tale with underdeveloped characters and plot, and without a resolution.—Walter Minkel, Austin Public Library, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101543146
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/14/2011
  • Series: Shark Wars Series , #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 87,663
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 920 KB

Meet the Author

E. J. Altbacker is a screenwriter whose credits include work on various television programs including Static Shock, Justice League, Spider-Man, and Extreme Ghostbusters. He holds an MFA in screenwriting from the American Film Institute and an undergraduate degree in marketing from the University of Notre Dame.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Gray the Megalodon

    This book is very interesting. If you like sharks your bound to love this. It has megalodons, makos, dogfish, bull sharks, great whites, and much much more.

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Great book

    A lot like the guardians of gahoole and wolves of the beyond.

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2011

    Amazing

    I read this book when I was eleven and loted it. The characters are written so greatly that you will instanrly fall into there world, and be hooked till the end

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    This was the best book I have ever read. It tells a great story

    This was the best book I have ever read. It tells a great story about friendship. The book is full of action and adventure. So I highly suggest that you grab this book and start reading it right away.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Chrisgaff

    I enjoyed this book alot, when I first got it, I was just reading a chapter a day, but once I got into it, I was reading 5 chapters a day. To me, that was a personal record, considering I'm not much of a reader. So, all in all, if you like animals or fish, or star wars, since this was based off it, you will enjoy this!

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Love

    Love this book if you like it you love it.If you truly love this give me your adress and ill give you 134 dollars . And if you llike
    sharks your like this.Be happy when you read lol 6 times.lol love this book hey did you know that a bull shark is 7 feet ,has small eyes large stockyl,bull like body ,anda short blunt snout.lol love sharkz lol.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Wwwwwwwwwoooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww

    I lllllllllooooooooovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeee this book

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    :)

    Great

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Wow

    This is awesome

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Best!!!!!!

    This is a great BOOK

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    EPIC

    THIS IS THE BEST BOOK ABOUT SHARKS THAT I HAVE EVER READ:-)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Good

    As the storyline progresses the series gets more interesting the beginning brings you im you and as you get hooked into the storyline a mixture of action and suspense and a sprig of humor leaves you wanting more. BUY NOW!!!!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Great, a must read

    I have the paperback copy along with the nook version, and i love to reread it!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Amzingly Good

    I love this book!!! THIS HAS THE BEST WRITING!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Anonymous

    This is a great book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Read the the back

    I read the back and that was good.my friend loves it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Walter hinkel is a stupid b****!

    This book is great it doesnt have a sketchy storyline maybe walter hinkel just is a moron

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Aidan

    Read the entire series its good to read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2014

    Conner short

    Hey tyler

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Tyler

    Hi connor!&#28988

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