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Hotel Deep

Light Verse from Dark Water

Kurt Cyrus


List Price: 16.00*
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Take a plunge into the strange, surprising depths of this world inside the sea. In twenty-one wet and witty poems, Kurt Cyrus follows a lone sardine in search of its lost school within the dark halls of a great coral reef.

From a devious stonefish and a slippery sea snake to a blowfish with attitude and a line of goose-stepping lobsters, here is a realm awash with the weird and the wondrous, the comical and the spooky. No matter how long your stay, this is one hotel you won't want to leave!

Includes a visual "key" that leads readers to specific fish within the illustrations.

Praise For Hotel Deep: Light Verse from Dark Water

Praise for Oddhopper Opera: A Bug's Garden of Verses:
"Cyrus promises bugs and verses, and delivers plenty of bothin this ground-level view of a vegetable garden's teeming residents . . .[A] verbal and visual tour-de-force."--Kirkus Reviews

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152167714, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2005

About the Author

Kurt Cyrus has hammered out such books as Billions of Bricks, Tadpole Rex, and Oddhopper Opera: A Bug’s Garden of Verses. He has also illustrated books by authors such as Eve Bunting (The Bones of Fred McFee), Lisa Wheeler (Mammoths on the Move), and M.T. Anderson (Whales on Stilts). Kurt lives in a small town in Oregon. Visit him online at