Aquarium: How Jeannette Power Invented Aquariums to Observe Marine Life

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Mims House Books
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8.5 X 8.5 X 0.09 inches | 0.22 pounds

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In the late 1800s, a worldwide conservation movement started to gain momentum. One question people asked was this: How can we save the wild animals?A mysterious fish, in a remote waterway, swam into history and helped answer this question. Meet Pelorus Jack, the New Zealand dolphin who won the hearts of travelers and inspired a nation to protect him with legislation in 1904.Pelorus Jack lived near French Pass, a notorious waterway in the South Island of New Zealand. With gorgeous, lifelike illustrations, this story transports readers to New Zealand's rugged shores where Pelorus Jack befriends sailors and locals in his role as guardian of the steam ships. As his fame grew, though, so did the danger from collectors, hunters, and adventurers. How could people protect this amazing dolphin?
With over 25 years' experience in illustration and design, illustrator Peter Willis continues to be as enthusiastic and passionate about his work as ever. His illustrations have palpable character, bringing them to life through his craft and quirky approach. He lives in northeast England with his wife and daughter. Willis is the illustrator of the Moments in Science series. The first four books have been translated into simplified Chinese; the first six books will be translated into Korean. Peter is also the illustrator of THE NANTUCKET SEA MONSTER: A Fake News Story, a Junior Library Guild Selection, a 2018 NCTE Notable Children's Book in Language Arts, and translated into Korean. Peter Willis brings humor to the story, but he also manages to convey accurate information about matter and its physical properties.