An incredibly touching and heartfelt adventure story about loss, grief, the importance of friendship, and animal rescue. This is perfect for any budding marine biologists and all animal lovers. Impossible to not enjoy! Recommended By Eric L., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Dive in to this whimsically adventurous graphic novel from Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat!
Ever since her father was lost at sea, Sophia has been moping around Aqualand, the marine theme park her dad and uncle created. But Sophia's world is turned upside down when an aquanaut breaks into the park's research lab.
To her amazement, Sophia discovers that the aquanaut is not what it seems — inside lives a band of four goofy sea creatures! And when they all realize that Aqualand has evolved into something much darker than Sophia's dad had envisioned, Sophia is determined to help the aquanaut crew free the park's captive marine life before it's too late.
“A spirited and thrilling story.” Shelf Awareness
“The art in this graphic tale is something special....Santat's vividly expressive visuals are, even more than usual, riveting.” Kirkus Reviews
“Kinetic panel artwork impresses throughout, with smart pacing that swings between hilarity and suspense.” Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
About the Author
Dan Santat wrote and illustrated the graphic novel Sidekicks, and has also illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including The Guild of Geniuses and The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, which won the Caldecott Medal. He lives in Alhambra, California, with his family. Visit his website at dantat.com.