Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle

Claire A. Nivola Life in the Ocean

Author & Illustrator:   Claire A. Nivola
Publisher:  Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
Publication Year:   2012
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell

Awards:   featured on Calling Caldecott blog,  National Science Teacher's Association-CBC, Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children, Orbis Pictus Recommended Title, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens

Summary: From her earliest years, Sylvia Earle was a scientific complete with collections of wildlife and a scientist's notebook. When she was 12, her family moved to Florida and she "lost her heart to the water." (according to her mother) The main events in her life are shown in a comic strip way until she begins her studies with whales and the spreads get larger and larger and begin to move across the gutter. The jeweled-tone illustrations are drawn in great detail with showing the majesty of the ocean.

Classroom Ideas: Class study of biographies, ocean biomes, 

Extras: Author's note with more details Earle's life and about taking care of the ocean, labeled drawings of the animals that Earle encountered, and a bibliography

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