Monday, August 27, 2012

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Simply Science.
For Nonfiction Monday - - "Life in the ocean : the storyof oceanographer Sylvia Earle" written and illustrated by Claire A. Nivola.

Nivola invites young explorers to discover the undersea world through the life of renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle.  Sylvia was Introduced to the warm clear waters of Gulf of Mexico at the age of twelve when her parents moved to Florida.  That introduction became a lifelong passion with ocean life that took her from swimming with dolphins to a dive 3000 feet below the surface.

Nivola's enthusiasm for her subject enlivens the narrative and informs her extensive author's note at the end of the text.  Her beautiful watercolor illustrations are exuberant, detailed, and lovingly drawn.

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