The Octopus Scientists

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$18.99  $17.66
Clarion Books
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11.5 X 9.3 X 0.6 inches | 1.35 pounds

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About the Author

Sy Montgomery writes award winning books for children and adults. Her book Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot was awarded the 2011 Sibert Medal. She lives in Hancock, NH. Keith Ellenbogen specializes in underwater photography and videography, documenting marine life to showcase the beauty of nature, inspire social change, and protection of the natural world. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


* "Chapters of action, with smoothly integrated explanatory background, are interspersed with informative passages about octopuses, the field station, and coral reefs...Amazing photographs reveal the octopuses' remarkable shape-changing abilities and help readers visualize this experience. Science in the field at its best." --Kirkus, starred review * "Endlessly fascinating." --Booklist, starred review "Montgomery describes all aspects of life in the field, including the personalities and quirks of the scientists and the joys of working in a beautiful tropical locale. Abundant stunningly clear underwater photographs highlight the colorful details of a range of marine species." --Horn Book Magazine * "Through sharply crafted text, Montgomery shares her enthusiasm with readers, and Ellenbogen's vibrant color photos allow a crystalline window into a very special environment...Another enticing entry in a series devoted to highlighting enthusiastic scientists hard at work in the fields they love." --School Library Journal, starred review "The reliably informative and entertaining Montgomery is off on another Scientists in the Field adventure." --Bulletin --