Monday, May 19, 2014

The Shark Whisperer (Tristan Hunt and the Sea Guardians) by Ellen Prager (Author), Antonio Javier Caparo (Illustrator)

Grade Level: 3 - 7
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Scarletta Junior Readers
ISBN-13: 978-1938063442
About the book: After his most klutzy move ever, falling into a pool of sharks, things for Tristan Hunt begin to look up. Tristan is invited to an ocean-themed summer camp in the Florida Keys where he discovers that he and the other young teens there have very special and rare talents when it comes to the ocean. After the camp receives a distress call from ocean animals, Tristan and his new friends get pulled into a daring rescue in the Bahamas. With the help of sharks, dolphins, a quick-escape artist octopus, and some seabird bombers, the campers must use their young talents in an attempt to outwit an evil shark-finning, reef-blasting billionaire.

Review: This is a really good book. The first in a new series, The Shark Whisperer is fun, quirky, and educational all at the same time. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and found them very relatable to teens today. What teen wouldn’t want to swim with sharks without getting eaten!

The author, Ellen Prager, is a marine scientist and was the chief scientist at the world’s only undersea research station located in the Florida Keys. Her ability to weave “science” throughout the storyline is awesome and not all boring. The target reading age of 9 to 12 years for this book is spot on. I could easily see a teacher reading this to a younger age class and the kids enjoying it just as much. The Shark Whisperer is a fantasy book, but a really good one. I look forward to the next book release in this series! (rev. P.Howard)

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DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of The Shark Whisperer was provided in exchange for this review. Reviews expressed are solely those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for this review.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a really fun book. My favorite thing about the ocean is sitting on the beach looking out at its vastness. I love to think about God holding the whole thing in the palm of his hand. I find it comforting and awe-inspiring at the same time. I actually got a chance to go to the beach this evening, so that is my beautiful thing about my neighborhood. I love living within walking distance of the Indian Ocean. So blessed! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday! Looking forward to seeing you again this week!


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