Inky's Amazing Escape (Hardcover)

How a Very Smart Octopus Found His Way Home

By Sy Montgomery, Amy Schimler-Safford (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 9781534401914, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
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Learn all about Inky the Octopus, an international sensation known for escaping from the New Zealand aquarium in April 2016, in this fascinating picture book from National Book Award nominee and octopus expert Sy Montgomery.

Inky had been at the New Zealand aquarium since 2014 after being taken in by a fisherman who found him at sea. Inky had been getting used to his new environment, but the staff quickly figured out that he had to be kept amused or he would get bored. Then one night in 2016 Inky, about the size of a basketball, decided he'd had enough. He slithered eight feet across the floor and down a drainpipe more than 160 feet long to his home in the sea.

Acclaimed author Sy Montogmery reminds readers that Inky didn't escape--but instead, like the curious animal he is, wanted to explore the rest of the vast ocean he called his home.