The Shark Whisperer

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The Shark Whisperer

By Ellen Prager; Antonio Javier Caparo (Illustrator)

Mighty Media Junior Readers, Paperback, 9781938063442, 288pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2014


After his most klutzy move ever, falling into a pool of sharks, things for Tristan Hunt begin to look up. Tristan is invited to an ocean-themed summer camp in the Florida Keys where he discovers that he and the other young teens there have very special and rare talents when it comes to the ocean. After the camp receives a distress call from ocean animals, Tristan and his new friends get pulled into a daring rescue in the Bahamas. With the help of sharks, dolphins, a quick-escape artist octopus, and some seabird bombers, the campers must use their young talents in an attempt to outwit an evil shark-finning, reef-blasting billionaire.

About the Author
Ellen J. Prager, Ph.D. has spend the last two decades immersed, often literally, in marine science. Formerly with the U.S. Geological Survey, she is well-published in scientific journals and public-oriented magazines. She is an active member of professional science organizations, frequently gives talks at national meetings, and is a Fellow of the Explorer's Club. Recently, during a week-long mission in the underwater habitat, Aquarius 2000 in the Florida Keys, she was interviewed on NBC's "Today" show, wrote dispatches online for MSNBC, and worked with the National Geographic Society.

Sylvia A. Earle, Ph.D. called "Her Deepness" by the "New York Times" and "The New Yorker", is a marine biologist, ocean explorer, author, lecturer, Chairman of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, spokesperson for Sea Web and the first woman to serve as the Chief Scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In recent years she has become an internationally known champion for ocean conservation and currently serves as explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society.

Antonio Javier Caparo has illustrated many books for children, including the Magic Thief series and "The Young Reader s Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night s Dream". He lives in Montreal, Canada.

Praise For The Shark Whisperer

"Ellen Prager takes her readers on an exciting, action-packed adventure into the mysterious world of the deep, with an edge of fantasy that only the most vivid imagination could conjure up. A rollicking ride of fun, that also imparts to her young readers a valuable education about the marine world, and the fascinating creatures that live in and around it." Sam Champion, host of Sea Rescue, Weather Editor ABC NEWS

"In my early teens my first dive into the salt of the sea changed my life. Since then I have not been able to stay away either in my work as a journalist or as an addicted adventurer. Here's one book that as a father and an ocean lover I can wholeheartedly recommend. Take the adventure, dive in, and happy reading!" Bob Woodruff, ABC News correspondent

"No need to whisper: I very much like, like, like this highly readable, highly unusual way of looking at the ocean." Carl Safina, author of Song for the Blue Ocean and host of PBS Saving the Ocean

"The Shark Whisperer is packed with science laced with humor and adventurean underwater Harry Potter, sure to inspire readers to want to dive in and experience the ocean for themselves." Sylvia A. Earle, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence

"A wonderful read that grips you from the very beginning. This empowering story of a group of young people who band together to save the oceans and change the world is a terrific adventure; funny, exciting, and entertaining . . . don't miss it." Philippe Cousteau, Explorer and Environmental Advocate

The Shark Whisperer


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