Synopses & Reviews
After thwarting the dastardly plans of J.P. Rickerton, Tristan Hunt is having trouble keeping his newfound talents a secret. And if undercover spies and a mysterious illness threatening to expose the secrets of camp werenand#8217;t enough, reports of dying fish and disappearing sponge in the Caribbean call Tristan and his friends back into action. Will the Sea Guardians discover the source of the problem before time runs out? Can they escape the threat of an oncoming storm? Or will a betrayal from one of their own ensure itand#8217;s already too late?
"The Shark Rider
is one of the best yarns you'll ever read about the ocean, marine life, and a group of intrepid adventurous teens. They face exciting ocean challenges while working alongside a wide variety of sea creatures with amazing abilities. In fact, when I was given a pre-publication copy by Dr. Prager after a talk, a young teen tried to wrestle it from me saying, 'I need it. I can't wait for it to be published.' He was right. Don't miss it and the continuing exploits of Tristan Hunt and his friends."and#151;Jerry Schubel, Ph.D., President and CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific
"Tristan Hunt is back in this exciting sequel to The Shark Whisperer (2014), where the clumsy kid learned that he was meant to be a hero to endangered sea creatures. ... This is a great follow-up to Prager's first Sea Guardians novel, sure to hook more fans."and#151;Booklist
"Tristan, with his talent for conversing with sharks, and his marine biologist creator, author Ellen Prager, use this fascinating plot to explore ecological avenues, proving that even kids can have an awesome skill that can save the planet."and#151;Foreword Reviews
"What do you get when you mix teenagers who can communicate with fish, a shrimp with anger management issues, a shark who canand#8217;t stand the sight of blood, and an evil villain? You get the second book in Dr. Ellen Pragerand#8217;s amazingly imaginative, tautly written, just-slightly-magical, fancifully fun series. Warning: Youand#8217;re likely to learn a lot too." and#151;Carl Safina, ocean scientist and author of Nina Delmar, The Great Whale Rescue and Beyond Words , and What Animals Think and Feel
"[Tristan] and the multispecies supporting castand#151;notably a 5-inch mantis shrimp with an 'anger management issue' and built-in clubs powerful enough to sink a submarineand#151;are memorably diverse and colorful. ... a seaworthy sequel to Shark Whisperer (2014)."and#151;Kirkus Reviews
"Earn your sea legs and go on an exciting eco-adventure with The Shark Rider. It's fun, funny, informative, and my favorite part is where the characters must outrun a hurricane. And where do they get their information to track the storm - The Weather Channel, of course!" and#151;Stephanie Abrams, On-Camera Meteorologist for The Weather Channel
"The Shark Whisperer, Dr. Ellen Pragerand#8217;s first middle grade book, followed by her second, The Shark Rider are part of the Tristan Hunt and Sea Guardians series. The ocean adventure series follows Tristan and his friends as they arrive at summer camp, where they develop unusual, but exciting ocean powers. ... This fun series is written by oceanographer and researcher, Dr. Ellen Prager who is passionate about ocean science, and hopes to educate middle graders about current ocean issues, as well as encourage young readers to get involved in the preservation of ocean life. The series meets the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Science. A free downloadable Educatorand#8217;s Guide with language arts and science activities is available."and#151;Current: The Journal of Marine Education, Vol. 29, No. 2, June 2015
Reviews for The Shark Whisperer, Book One
"...a splashy startup with a promising premise." and#151; Kirkus Reviews
"Those who know Prager well wouldnand#8217;t be astounded to find her delving into the realm of ocean science and youth fiction. Throughout her career, Prager always made it a priority to involve young minds." and#151; Miami Herald
"Author Dr. Ellen Pragerand#8217;s expertise in marine science and ocean advocacy brings the series to life with vivid and accurate descriptions of marine species and the threats they face, woven among plenty of action and humor." and#151; Mission Blue
"No need to whisper: I very much like, like, like this highly readable, highly unusual way of looking at the ocean.and#8221; and#151; Carl Safina, author of Song for the Blue Ocean and host of PBS Saving the Ocean
"The Shark Whisperer is packed with science laced with humor and adventureand#151;an underwater Harry Potter, sure to inspire readers to want to dive in and experience the ocean for themselves." and#151; Sylvia A. Earle, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
About the Author
Dr. Ellen Prager
is a marine scientist and author, formerly the chief scientist at the worldand#8217;s only undersea research station in the Florida Keys. With her ability to make science fun and understandable for people of all ages, she has built a national reputation as a spokesperson on earth and ocean science issues. She has appeared on The TODAY Show, Good Morning America, CNN, CBS, NPR, The Discovery Channel, and more. Dr. Prager has participated in research expeditions to locations such as the Galapagos Islands, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and throughout the Caribbean. She now acts as the science advisor to the Celebrity Cruise ship Xpedition
in the Galapagos. She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she spends her time writing, consulting, and spending as much time on and in the ocean as possible.
Antonio Javier Caparo is an illustrator, comic artist, and graphic designer. His works have been published in children books, young reader books, and magazines in North America, South America, and Europe. He lives in Montreal.