Illustrated by :Katie Hickey
Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 4 - 8, Grade (US) P - 3
Dimensions:10.28in x 9.45 x 0.41 in | 1.05 lb
Page Count:32 pages
Illustrations:FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
POWERHOUSE AUTHOR: Jess is a wizard at school visits, and even has her own YouTube show! Her books have received excellent reviews and been named to several state award lists.
GIRL-POWER: Ocean Speaks celebrates women in science and encourages girls to be tenacious in pursuing their aspirations.
GORGEOUS ART AND A GATEFOLD: The overall package of the book is beautiful, including stunning art and the fold-out page depicting Marie’s map is a wonderful surprise.
STEAM CONNECTIONS: Offers a jumping off point to discuss cartography and oceanic geography for young people.
BACK MATTER: Includes a Q&A and resources for further reading.
One of Amazon.com’s Best of the Year Picks
One of CCBC’s Best Books for Kids and Teens Fall 2020
One of Canadian Children's Book News’ Best Books of 2020
Listed on A Mighty Girl's 2020 Books of the Year
One of the Ontario Library Association's 2020 Best Bets selection, Junior Non-Fiction category
PRAISE FOR Ocean Speaks:
“A splendid homage to one of the science world's great thinkers.” --STARRED REVIEW, Shelf-Awareness
"Imaginative and attractive . . . the text clearly shows the intelligence, hard work, and quiet determination that led to [Tharp’s] success." --Booklist
An intriguing tale of feminism, scientific exploration, imagination, focus, and resilience." --Kirkus Reviews
“A wonderful introductory biography of a woman changing the world from behind the scenes.” --School Library Journal
“The text espouses curiosity and determination . . . These are pictures that reward the observant eye, a fitting choice for a book that honours the complexity and beauty of oceanographic cartography.” --Quill & Quire
“Tharp’s interesting story is effectively simplified for a young audience.” --Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“This exuberant new picture book . . . is a tribute to an influential yet little-known scientist and the power of perseverance!” --A Mighty Girl
“Young brains, meet a mapmaking hero.” --Bloomberg MapLab
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