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Hawai'i Sea Turtle Rescue

Illustrated by Joe St.Pierre

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About The Book

Fabien Cousteau and two junior explorers embark on a mission to rescue endangered sea turtles in the coral reefs of Maui, Hawai’i, in this next brightly illustrated installment of the Fabien Cousteau Expeditions graphic novel series.

Fabien Cousteau came to Maui, Hawai’i for a vacation, but when he hears that endangered sea turtles are in trouble, he knows he has to help! Junior explorers Baylor and Bianca join Fabien and local conservationists on their mission to rescue these turtles from ghost nets—fishing nets that have been left adrift in the ocean and tangle up anything that strays into their path. During their dive, they’ll also encounter sharks, humpback whales, dolphins, seals, eagle rays, octopi, and the vibrant variety of wildlife that lives among the coral reefs of Molokini Bay. Can the team save these injured turtles in time?

Dive deep into this colorful and informative graphic novel adventure that brings readers up close and personal with the sea creatures of the vast and beautiful Pacific Ocean. Along the way, kids will also see how pollution and climate change can impact entire underwater ecosystems and find actionable steps that they can take to reduce waste and protect these precious reefs.

About The Authors

Photograph by Carrie Vonderhaar

Fabien Cousteau is the grandson of famed sea explorer Jacques Cousteau, and a third-generation ocean explorer and filmmaker. He has worked with National Geographic, Discovery, PBS, and CBS to produce ocean exploration documentaries and continues to produce environmentally-oriented content for schools, books, magazines, and newspapers. Learn more about his work at FabienCousteauOLC.org.

Mary Dee Mateo Photography

James O. Fraioli is a published author of twenty-five books and an award-winning filmmaker. Fraioli has traveled the globe alongside experienced guides, naturalists, and scientists, and has spent considerable time exploring and writing about the outdoors. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Aquarium and works with many environmental organizations. Learn more about his work at VesperEntertainment.com.

About The Illustrator

Photo courtesy of the author

Joe St.Pierre has illustrated for Marvel and DC Comics, and works in the fields of intellectual property design, commercial illustration, and storyboards for animation and video games. Clients have included MTV, Discovery Channel, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network, The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and PBS. Joe’s publishing company, Astronaut Ink, highlights his creator-owned properties. See his work at AstronautInk.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (March 15, 2022)
  • Length: 112 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534420977
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Lexile ® GN680L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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