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Children's Fiction Marine Life

In Deep With The Octopus

by (author) Norma Dixon

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Sep 2019
Marine Life, Environmental Conservation & Protection, Zoology
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2013
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


Octopuses are eight-armed, boneless, solitary sea creatures.
They're ugly, slimy and squirmy.
Some can weight over 200 pounds while others can be as small as a golf ball.
They have taste receptors all over their body, and scent receptors on every arm.
One kind of octopus can even spit out toxic saliva at its enemies!

These complex creatures can even solve problems, store memories, recognize shapes and even mimic people.

In Deep with the Octopus takes you inside the octopus's world—with fascinating facts, photos and everything you need to know about:

  • types of octopus
  • anatomy
  • life and mating cycles
  • habitats
  • behaviour
  • intelligence

You'll also:

  • learn how octopuses shoot ink.
  • explore habitats.
  • find out how octopuses have changed over the centuries.
  • discover the neat tricks they perform.
  • learn what octopuses eat, and what eats them.
  • take a quiz.

About the author

Norma Dixon
is the author of Lowdown On Earthworms and Focus on Flies. Norma has worked as an ad writer and a school programs guide at the Vancouver Museum and the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. She lives in Vancouver.

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Editorial Reviews

"In Deep with the Octopus is filled with interesting information and is worth considering if you need a book about these intelligent and threatened sea creatures.
CM Magazine

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