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In which the villainous Gropmund Grouper devises a dastardly scheme to rob the innocent folk of Reeftown of their homes and money, but is foiled by the efforts of the intrepid Pearl Trout, her fiery brother, Finneus, and brave Corporal Bert of the Soldiercrab Army. Graeme Base, who created Abrams' best-selling Animalia and The Eleventh Hour, now offers The Sign of the Seahorse, a sweeping drama of intrigue and excitement set in the beautiful but fragile underwater world of a coral reef. Beginning at the famous Seahorse Cafe, social hub of the Old Reef, The Sign of the Seahorse takes us on a great journey. We travel from the doomed coral gardens of Reeftown to a sunken wreck and an underwater junkyard, across the barren expanse of the Withered Plain, and into the vast, uncharted chasms of the Deep, before arriving finally at the utmost edge of the Great Continental Shelf. Readers of all ages will delight in the rhyming text and gloriously detailed illustrations of this undersea adventure. The wonderfully drawn characters will capture the imagination as The Sign of the Seahorse is enjoyed again and again.

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hollyj616, November 26, 2008 (view all comments by hollyj616)
Between the wonderfully complex illustrations and the florid rhyming verse, this is a book that will enchant a child from pre-reading to young reader; the adult who introduces him to it will be charmed as well. Explore the pictures with your pre-reader as you interpret the verse for a younger mind's shorter attention span. Relish in the rhythm and rhyme with your older reader. The lessons offered in the book about rapacious greed and disregard for the environment and those with the courage to stand up and do what's right are acceptable, and there is a love story thrown in to add to the excitement!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810938250
Author:
Base, Graeme
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Fishes
Subject:
Marine animals
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Pollution
Subject:
Coral reefs and islands
Subject:
Marine pollution
Subject:
Hand puppets.
Subject:
Marine pollution -- Fiction.
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Copyright:
Series Volume:
3638
Publication Date:
19920915
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
44
Dimensions:
12.375 x 11 x 0.5 in 1.42 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 44 pages H.N. Abrams,1992. - English 9780810938250 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In which the villainous Gropmund Grouper devises a dastardly scheme to rob the innocent folk of Reeftown of their homes and money, but is foiled by the efforts of the intrepid Pearl Trout, her fiery brother, Finneus, and brave Corporal Bert of the Soldiercrab Army. Graeme Base, who created Abrams' best-selling Animalia and The Eleventh Hour, now offers The Sign of the Seahorse, a sweeping drama of intrigue and excitement set in the beautiful but fragile underwater world of a coral reef. Beginning at the famous Seahorse Cafe, social hub of the Old Reef, The Sign of the Seahorse takes us on a great journey. We travel from the doomed coral gardens of Reeftown to a sunken wreck and an underwater junkyard, across the barren expanse of the Withered Plain, and into the vast, uncharted chasms of the Deep, before arriving finally at the utmost edge of the Great Continental Shelf. Readers of all ages will delight in the rhyming text and gloriously detailed illustrations of this undersea adventure. The wonderfully drawn characters will capture the imagination as The Sign of the Seahorse is enjoyed again and again.
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