The Aquanaut: A Graphic Novel


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5.98 X 8.9 X 0.63 inches | 1.18 pounds

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About the Author

Dan Santat is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, which won the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal in 2015. He is also the creator of the acclaimed graphic novel The Aquanaut, and his graphic memoir, A First Time for Everything, was the 2023 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature. His art is featured in numerous children's books, including Dav Pilkey's Ricky Ricotta series as well as picture books by Henry Winkler and Jake Gyllenhaal. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and pets. Visit him online at


★ Kinetic panel artwork impresses throughout, with smart pacing that swings between hilarity and suspense. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

The art in this graphic tale is something special... Santat's vividly expressive visuals are, even more than usual, riveting. -- Kirkus Reviews

An endearing tale of love, loss, and the value of family -- biological and found. -- School Library Journal

Poignant and often funny, The Aquanaut is Santat's triumphant return to the graphic novel genre. -- NPR

A spirited and thrilling story. -- Shelf Awareness

A humorous and heartwarming tale. -- BookPage

Praise for Sidekicks:

Hilarious and heartfelt... a charming and well-told tale about friendship. -- Kazu Kibuishi, creator of Amulet

The lovable menagerie of crime-fighting pets offers lots of laughs and a boisterous and exuberant storyline; Santat's illustrations are clear, engaging, and neatly stacked into easy-to-read panels. -- Kirkus Reviews

Lively, insightful, and just plain fun, this convergence of capes and creatures will find a wide audience in animal lovers and superhero fans alike. -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books