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Title:
Down, down, down in the ocean
Author:
Markle, Sandra.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Walker, 1999.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Summary:
Describes a number of creatures that comprise a Pacific Ocean ecosystem, as found off the coast of California at three different depths--0 to 200 meters, 200 to 1000 meters, and the seafloor.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NC 990 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.5 0.5 67404.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.9 2 Quiz: 20227.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780802786548

9780802786555
Format :
Book

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From the surface to the floor, the ocean is bursting with life both microscopic and giant. Centimeter-long arrow worms gobble balls of algae near the surface, while hatchet fish glow and giant squid battle whales in the darker waters thousands of feet below. On the ocean bottom, sea vents create an oasis for exotic marine life such as clams the size of dinner plates, white crabs and colorful tubeworms. With each turn of the page, readers explore descending ocean levels, each a unique environment that supports life specific to its depth. Acclaimed author Sandra Markle captures the evocative power of the ocean; rich, vivid illustrations by Bob Marstall take readers on a visual journey like no other.


Summary

From the surface to the floor, the ocean is bursting with life both microscopic and giant. Centimeter-long arrow worms gobble balls of algae near the surface, while hatchet fish glow and giant squid battle whales in the darker waters thousands of feet below. On the ocean bottom, sea vents create an oasis for exotic marine life such as clams the size of dinner plates, white crabs and colorful tubeworms. With each turn of the page, readers explore descending ocean levels, each a unique environment that supports life specific to its depth. Acclaimed author Sandra Markle captures the evocative power of the ocean; rich, vivid illustrations by Bob Marstall take readers on a visual journey like no other.


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Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Beginning with the birth of a female great white shark pup close to the surface of the Pacific Ocean off the California coast, Markle escorts her readers on a descending journey into the abyss. From sunlit sea meadows bursting with life, her readable text drops to the "twilight zone," home to hatchet fish and sperm whales seeking giant squid, and then plunges through the deeper zone of gulper eels and anglerfish to the amazing microhabitat of a seafloor volcanic vent and the creatures that reside there. This absorbing verbal voyage is enriched by Marstall's dramatic double-page illustrations in a palette ranging from the subtle blues and greens of the upper ocean to the grays, charcoals, and blacks of the depths. For older readers, pair this with Deborah Kovacs and Kate Madin's Beneath Blue Waters (Viking, 1996); for younger, Joanna Cole's amusingly informative The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor (Scholastic, 1992); and for all, the remarkable photos of Norbert Wu's Life in the Oceans (Little, Brown, 1991; o.p.). Inspired by interviews with marine scientists and her own abiding love of the ocean, Markle presents a vivid impression of the undersea world. While the book contains an informative glossary/index, it is not for avid fact collectors amassing data for an assignment. Rather, it gives food to the imaginations of those who have stared at the vast, heaving surface of the ocean and wondered what exists beneath that glittering, sun-sparkled, dancing facade.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Beginning with the birth of a female great white shark pup close to the surface of the Pacific Ocean off the California coast, Markle escorts her readers on a descending journey into the abyss. From sunlit sea meadows bursting with life, her readable text drops to the "twilight zone," home to hatchet fish and sperm whales seeking giant squid, and then plunges through the deeper zone of gulper eels and anglerfish to the amazing microhabitat of a seafloor volcanic vent and the creatures that reside there. This absorbing verbal voyage is enriched by Marstall's dramatic double-page illustrations in a palette ranging from the subtle blues and greens of the upper ocean to the grays, charcoals, and blacks of the depths. For older readers, pair this with Deborah Kovacs and Kate Madin's Beneath Blue Waters (Viking, 1996); for younger, Joanna Cole's amusingly informative The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor (Scholastic, 1992); and for all, the remarkable photos of Norbert Wu's Life in the Oceans (Little, Brown, 1991; o.p.). Inspired by interviews with marine scientists and her own abiding love of the ocean, Markle presents a vivid impression of the undersea world. While the book contains an informative glossary/index, it is not for avid fact collectors amassing data for an assignment. Rather, it gives food to the imaginations of those who have stared at the vast, heaving surface of the ocean and wondered what exists beneath that glittering, sun-sparkled, dancing facade.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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