Journey into the Deep

Discovering New Ocean Creatures

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Have you ever wondered what mysteries the ocean holds? Prepare to explore the ocean from sunlit shallows to the deepest, darkest depths. Along the way, you’ll meet many incredible creatures that are brand new to science.

Dive to a coral reef and spot a new species of pygmy octopus. Travel deeper and discover fragile, nearly transparent jellies as they drift past. Then head down into a world of eternal night. You’ll encounter animals that make their own light and zombie worms that feast on the bones of dead whales.

Your adventure is based on the real journeys of scientists involved in the Census of Marine Life. From 2000 to 2010, more than two thousand researchers from eighty-two countries carried out the most extensive investigation of ocean life ever attempted.

Author Rebecca L. Johnson takes readers to research sites around the globe, showing how ocean scientists do their work. Stunning photographs throughout bring readers face-to-face with some of the most mesmerizing creatures on Earth.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 6.4
BISACS JNF003090, JNF037070
Dewey 591.77
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.25 x 11
Lexile 920
Guided Reading Level X
ATOS Reading Level 6.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 138159
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Source notes, Starred Reviews, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2012
  • Orbis Pictus Award Honor, Short-listed, 2011
  • VOYA Nonfiction Honor List, Winner, 2011
  • SSLI Book Award Honor Book, Commended, 2011
  • Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books, Winner, 2010

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“Excellent color photographs showcase fascinating marine organisms and the scientists who found them.” —The Horn Book Guide

Library Media Connection

“Explore the vast ocean alongside scientists from around the world, navigating the various zones and discovering fascinating and often never-before-seen ocean creatures in this appealing title about the research of the Census of Marine Life. Readers will accompany researchers as they glide through shallow waters with scuba gear, dive to the bottom of the ocean in a tiny submersible, and study images sent from the cameras on a remotely operated underwater vehicle…. Ocean fans will devour this book!” —Library Media Connection

Booklist

“This heavily illustrated title contains a wealth of information about the fascinating science of ocean life. . . . Along with the 250,000 species that are presently known, there is also the lure of the estimated 10 or even 50 million more species waiting to be discovered, and students will find the remaining mysteries as compelling as the facts.” —Booklist

School Library Journal

“This engaging volume is fun for browsing, useful for assignments, and inspiring for budding marine scientists.” —School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“This strikingly illustrated book takes its readers on a series of research voyages exploring the ocean from its shallow edges to unfathomable depths during the recently completed ten-year International Census of Marine Life. . . . Rich, revealing and rewarding.” —Kirkus Reviews

Author: Rebecca L. Johnson

Rebecca L. Johnson writes award-winning nonfiction for children and young adults about scientific discoveries and the scientists who make them. She hopes her books will inspire new generations of scientists by introducing readers to some of the remarkable species with whom we share the planet. Learn more at www.rebeccajohnsonbooks.com.

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Journey into the Deep

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