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Inky's Great Escape

The Incredible (and Mostly True) Story of an Octopus Escape

Casey Lyall, Sebastià Serra (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.95*
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Inky's Incredible Idea for an Ingenious Escape.
Based on a true story, this tale follows a daring, Houdini-esque octopus as he performs his greatest escape act yet.

In April 2016, The New York Times published an article about an octopus named Inky who escaped from the National Aquarium of New Zealand through a drainpipe and into the sea. In this charming fictionalized account, Inky, worn out from his exciting life in the ocean, has retired to the aquarium. There he quietly plays cards, makes faces at the visitors, and regales his tankmate Blotchy with tales of his past adventures. Then Blotchy dares Inky to make one more great escape: out of their tank. Will Inky succeed?

Sterling Children's Books, 9781454926351, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 7, 2017