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The Magnificent Book of Creatures of the Abyss

(Ocean Animal Books for Kids, Natural History Books for Kids)

Illustrated by Val Walerczuk
Published by Weldon Owen
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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About The Book

Take a deep dive into the world of wild, weird, and wonderful sea creatures!

Get up close to some of extraordinary creatures that live in the abyss, the little-explored world thousands of feet beneath the ocean surface. A gulper eel with an inflatable mouth, a barreleye fish with a transparent head, a goblin shark with an extendable jaw, a vampire squid that can turn itself inside out, and a sea worm that drops "bombs", are just a few of the incredible creatures you’ll encounter.

Filled with facts and bright, bold, scientifically accurate illustrations, The Magnificent Book of Creatures of the Abyss takes young readers on a deep dive of adventure and exploration!

EXPLORE THE ABYSS: The abyss, or deepest parts of the oceans, is home to some of the weirdest, wildest, and most unique creatures on the planet.

36 INCREDIBLE CREATURES: Kids can learn about dozens of deep-sea dwellers, from the gulper eel with an inflatable mouth to the barreleye fish with a transparent head.

BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED: Gorgeous, detailed, and scientifically accurate images bring some of the most incredible deep-sea creatures to life.

FASCINATING FACTS: Includes hundreds of fascinating facts in an easy-to-read format that will enthral animal lovers of all ages.

CREATURES OF THE ABYSS WORLD MAP: A full-page map shows where each creature lurks in the deep.

COLLECT THE SERIES: More beautifully illustrated compendiums for all ages include The Magnificent Book of Cats, The Magnificent Book of Horses, The Magnificent Book of Dangerous Animals, and The Magnificent Book of Sharks.

About The Authors

Josh Hestermann is a zoologist at the Orange County Zoo, California, USA. He previously worked at the California Science Centre, the Aquarium of the Pacific, with marine mammals at the Brookfield Zoo, and as a keeper, presenter, and educator at the Phoenix Zoo. He has led research trips studying California sea lions in Mexico and participated in the Chicago Zoological Society's Sarasota Dolphin Research Program. Josh has contributed to conservation efforts for everything from sea otters to bluebottle butterflies.

Bethanie Hestermann writes animal-science books for children. She is passionate about educating others on animals and wildlife conservation through books, magazine articles, social media content, and blogs. She has also taught as a volunteer at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, USA.

About The Illustrator

Val Walerczuk believes anything is possible when it comes to creating art. This internationally acclaimed illustrator is a stickler for accuracy and attention to detail, and is passionate about animals and natural history.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Weldon Owen (March 21, 2023)
  • Length: 80 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781681889009
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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