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Children's Nonfiction Environmental Science & Ecosystems

Global Ocean, The

by (author) Rochelle Strauss

illustrated by Natasha Donovan

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
May 2022
Category
Environmental Science & Ecosystems, Environmental Conservation & Protection, Marine Life
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781525304910
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $21.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
  • Reading age: 8 to 12

Description

The global ocean is in trouble. This beautiful and important book explores the issues --- and what we can do to help.

Though we think of Earth's five oceans as separate and distinct, they are actually a linked system of circulating water that is one single ocean --- the global ocean. This comprehensive and accessible overview explores the global ocean's enormous influence on the planet, as well as humans' often-detrimental influence on the ocean. But it also highlights some of the many ways people are working to restore and heal the global ocean --- from everyday actions to large institutional projects --- making the message of urgency as hopeful as it is accurate. Filled with fascinating information, stunning visuals and plenty of calls to action, readers will be inspired to discover what they can do to help heal Earth's most important feature and, ultimately, our planet.

Bestselling author Rochelle Strauss applies a positive, proactive approach to the urgent topics of climate change and ocean conservation in this gorgeous and unique depiction of the global ocean, based on the most current ocean science research. Engaging illustrations on every spread by award-winning Natasha Donovan are eye-catching and powerful. Examples of real people of all ages making a difference can be found in sidebars on each spread with more at the back of the book. Two sections list ways to help, one for children and one for the adults in their lives. There are many curriculum links in earth and life sciences, particularly in climate, environment, habitats, ecosystems and diversity of living things. Part of the CitizenKid series, this book encourages citizenship and engaging in the global community.

About the authors

Rochelle Strauss is a bestselling children's book author, as well the director of education for the Toronto Botanical Garden. Through her work, Rochelle combines her love of nature and passion for stories to teach children about the wonders of the natural world. She lives with her family in Toronto, Ontario.

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Natasha Donovan is the illustrator of the award-winning Mothers of Xsan series (written by Brett Huson). She illustrated the graphic novel Surviving the City (written by Tasha Spillett), which won a Manitoba Book Award and received an American Indian Youth Literature Award (AIYLA) honor. She also illustrated Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer which won an Orbis Pictus Honor Book and an American Indian Youth Literature Award (AIYLA). Natasha is Métis, and spent her early life in Vancouver, British Columbia. Although she moved to the United States to marry a mathematician, she prefers to keep her own calculations to the world of color and line. She lives in Washington. www.natashadonovan.com

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Editorial Reviews

This is seriously an incredible book that I think every educator should read ...—ETFO

The facts are as dramatic as the threat of loss.—Booklist, Starred Review (Praise for One Well)

This beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written book should be read and acted upon by every family member. I hope that it will be available in every school library in the world. The message it brings is critical to all humans and indeed all life on the planet.—Charles Hopkins, United Nations University Chair for Education for Sustainable Development, York Uni (Praise for One Well)

One Well fills a huge void...This beautifully illustrated and superbly written book is exactly the tool needed to bring awareness of the life-giving importance of water to a whole new generation.—Maude Barlow, Chair, Council of Canadians, Author of Blue Gold (Praise for One Well)

A timely exploration of the threats facing the world's oceans, this book will educate and inspire the next generation of environmental activists.—School Library Journal

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