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July 04, 2023
9.9 X 8.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.85 pounds
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About the Author
Jessica Stremer is married to a pilot who has deployed multiple times on an aircraft carrier. She has a B.S. in Biology, with an emphasis in Ecology, and her passion lies in inspiring curiosity, wonder, and respect for our natural world. This is her debut book for children. Gordy Wright is an illustrator and printmaker who paints by hand in gouache and acrylic. Recent projects include Wild In the Streets by Marilyn Singer, and Strange But True by Kathryn Hulick. Gordy graduated with a first class degree in illustration from the University of the West of England and lives in Bristol.
★ "[A] clear, logical, and fascinating combination of natural and industrial. . . ."--The Horn Book, Starred Review ★ "[A] fanfare-worthy true story. . . . Matching the subtle poetry of Stremer's writing is Wright's gouache and acrylic art, which juxtaposes the ship's rugged, industrial look with that of colorful, relatively delicate sea creatures."--Shelf Awareness, Starred Review "The straightforward narrative is concise but informative, conveying details of the boat's transformation along with blunt facts about a dying marine environment. Full spreads of gouache and acrylic illustrations emphasize the enormity of the ship as it stretches across the pages. . . ."--The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books "This unique title with generous back matter will appeal to environmentalists and big-boat enthusiasts alike."--Booklist "Recycling at its best."--Kirkus Reviews