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The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau - by Dan Yaccarino (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • Jacques Cousteau was the world's ambassador of the oceans.
  • 6-9 Years
  • 9.61" x 8.98" Paperback
  • 40 Pages
  • Juvenile Nonfiction, Biography & Autobiography

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Book Synopsis



Jacques Cousteau was the world's ambassador of the oceans. His popular TV series brought whales, otters, and dolphins right into people's living rooms. Now, in this exciting picturebook biography, Dan Yaccarino introduces young readers to the man behind the snorkel.

From the first moment he got a glimpse of what lived under the ocean's waves, Cousteau was hooked. And so he set sail aboard the Calypso to see the sea. He and his team of scientists invented diving equipment and waterproof cameras. They made films and televisions shows and wrote books so they could share what they learned. The oceans were a vast unexplored world, and Cousteau became our guide. And when he saw that pollution was taking its toll on the seas, Cousteau became our guide in how to protect the oceans as well.



Review Quotes




Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2009:
"Cousteau's enduring fascination with the sea comes through clearly, and can't help sparking similar feelings in readers."

Review, The New York Times Book Review, May 10, 2009:
"[A] timely gift to the children- and many parents-who are too young to know the adventures of Captain Cousteau and his ship, Calypso."

Review, Chicago Tribune, May 16, 2009:
"Yaccarino's illustrations remind us of all the mysterious undersea beauty Cousteau introduced to so many."

Review, San Francisco Chronicle, April 26, 2009:
"With a deft hand, Yaccarino lays the foundation for an extraordinary life."

Review, The Boston Globe, March 22, 2009:
"Exquisitely written and well-researched."

Review, School Library Journal, March 2009:
"Yaccarino deftly provides information about important events in Cousteau's life while conveying the excitement and wonder that the ocean explorer experienced."



About the Author



DAN YACCARINO is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator with more than 30 books to his credit. Dan is also the creator of the animated TV series Oswald and Willa's Wild Life. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

Dimensions (Overall): 9.61 Inches (H) x 8.98 Inches (W) x .13 Inches (D)
Weight: .48 Pounds
Suggested Age: 6-9 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
Theme: Science & Technology
Format: Paperback
Author: Dan Yaccarino
Language: English
Street Date: May 8, 2012
TCIN: 14025137
UPC: 9780375844706
Item Number (DPCI): 248-79-9027
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.13 inches length x 8.98 inches width x 9.61 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.48 pounds
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