W is for Waves: An Ocean Alphabet

Marie Smith Roland Smith (author), John Megahan (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627536448

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From the mythological underwater city of Atlantis to the amount of water that covers Earth's surface, the oceanic world has challenged and intrigued man since recorded time. And it seems that as much as we do know already, there is so much more to learn. In W is for Waves: An Ocean Alphabet water enthusiasts and budding scientists are given an A to Z tour of the ocean's depths and the creatures that inhabit them. Did you know that jellyfish can range in size from one inch to 200 feet long? And what about the mysterious Scandinavian sea monster called the kraken? Was it a myth or did it really exist? Learn about thermohaline currents, dolphin intelligence, and the largest living structure in the world (Australia's Great Barrier Reef). In W is for Waves young readers can explore the mysteries of the deep without getting their feet wet.Marie and Roland Smith grew up in Oregon and live on a small farm south of Portland. Roland is the author of many animal and adventure books for children. They also coauthored B is for Beaver: An Oregon Alphabet and Z is for Zookeeper: A Zoo Alphabet. John Megahan is a Senior Biological Illustrator at the University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology. He has also done freelance work for Weyerhauser, St. Martin's Press, MIT Press, The American Fisheries Society, Arizona Highways magazine, Oregon State University, and others. John lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Reading Level
Lexile
931L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
V
ATOS
6.1
DRA
50
Categories
Genre
Marine Life
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
Subject
Language Arts Science
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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