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Journey to Shark Island: A Shark Photographer's Close Encounters
This title covers these subjects: Sharks., Deep diving., Wildlife photographers., Rotman, Jeffrey L.
Journey to Shark Island: A Shark Photographer's Close Encounters
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Journey to Shark Island: A Shark Photographer's Close Encounters

The light was too dim to get a good shot without using the flash. He turned on his strobe. The high pitched whine drove the sharks into a frenzy. They began to ram the divers with their snouts. It was the closest the divers had ever come to being shark bait. Follow photographer Jeff Rotmans diving team into the shark-infested waters of Cocos Island to discover sharks' secrets, and perhaps to save their lives.

Reading LevelGrades 5-7
Interest LevelGrades 5-9
Lexile Level1090L
ATOS Level6.2
AR Points1
AR Quiz #507227
Early Intervention Level27
Text TypeInformational Text
PublisherCompass Point Books
Page Dimensions8" x 10"
Page Count40
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $34.65 School/Library Price



School Library Journal - Steven Engelfried, Wilsonville Public Library, OR

"Centered on the experiences photographer and diver Jeff Rotman, this set offers exciting insight into the world of sharks. Information on diving, photography, and Rotman’s life are interwoven with plenty of facts about the animals he studies. . . .With their focus on more spectacular species, Seeking Giant Sharks and Great White Shark have the highest appeal, but all four books are fresh looks at an always popular subject." - School Library Journal

September 1, 2014

Booklist - Sarah Hunter

"Recommended in the Series Roundup" - Booklist

October 1, 2014

NSTA Recommends - Teri Cosentino, 6th-7th grade science teacher

"Journey to Shark Island shows photographer as activist by documenting how people exploit sharks for the hunt. Illegally targeting and killing large numbers of sharks, catches they will never eat, but just removing the fin for shark fin soup decries a great injustice to not only the shark but to all of the ocean’s organisms. Jeff Rotman has photographed around 100 of the 400+ different kinds of sharks, many of them are shown in this series of shark books." - NSTA Recommends

January 6, 2015

Mary Cerullo

Mary Cerullo

Mary M. Cerullo has been teaching and writing about the ocean and natural history for 40 years. Her career as an “ocean aficionado” began at the New England Aquarium in Boston and continues today as Associate Director of the conservation organization Friends of Casco Bay/Casco BAYKEEPER® in South Portland, Maine. Describing herself as a “science interpreter,” Mary explains scientific research and environmental issues in ways that children and the general public can understand. Building on her background in marine science, informal education, and communications, she has written 16 nonfiction children’s books, as well as a handbook for teachers on incorporating children’s literature into the science curriculum. Her books have won numerous awards and starred reviews.

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