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Hidden Depths

Amazing Underwater Discoveries

illustrated by Tina Holdcroft

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list price: $19.95
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publisher: Annick Press
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Ten buoyant tales of undersea discoveries.

There are some amazing surprises hidden beneath the sea. In 1961, astronaut Gus Grissom's space capsule splashed down in the Atlantic and began filling with water. Grissom escaped, but the craft sank three miles to the ocean floor and wasn't recovered until 1999.

Of course, some vessels were designed to sink. During the American Civil War, the world's first combat submarine successfully sank a blockade ship in the waters near Charleston, South Carolina. Unfortunately for the triumphant crew, the experimental sub never resurfaced until it was raised 136 years later!

Dive into Hidden Depths and discover ten amazing and true stories of the lost and found beneath the waves, including:

  • The sunken pirate haven of Port Royal, Jamaica
  • Ancient undersea fossils found in the Rocky Mountains
  • A prehistoric fish thought extinct and found alive
  • Remains of the seventh wonder of the ancient world: the Lighthouse of Alexandria.

Complete with tips for true-life sea searchers and saturated with funny and fact-filled cartoon-style illustrations, Hidden Depths is awash in history's -- and prehistory's -- deepest secrets.

 

Contributor Notes

Tina Holdcroft has spent many years at sea. She has illustrated over thirty children's books, as well as seventy adult books.

 

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 11
Grade:
1 to 6
Editorial Reviews

Exciting adventures... incredible tales!... an enjoyable read... a fun reading experience.

— Resource Links

Holdcroft's latest book covers 10 underwater discoveries that will fascinate the sophisticated eight to twelve-year-old including an Egyptian lighthouse built around 285 BCE, a Swedish warship, prehistoric creatures, the Jamaican pirate settlement off Port Royal, early submarine technology, shipwrecked Breadalbane in Canada's Arctic, and a sunken spaceship... Mixing fact and fun is a wonderful way to present information to kids, and I enjoyed this book and look forward to sharing it with young readers.

— Canadian Materials

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