July 2009 Indie Next List
“I was really excited (well, I do live at the beach) when I heard about Oceanology, and this story of a brave, young assistant to Captain Nemo is great, even making learning fun.”
— Diana Portwood, Bob's Beach Books, Lincoln City, OR
Follow the fascinating journey of Captain Nemo and explore the ocean's wonders, both real and imagined ... or are they?
What if a sixteen-year-old assistant traveled aboard the storied Nautilus, the narwhal-shaped submarine of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? And what if he were the sole survivor of the ill-fated voyage and went on to relay his adventures to a certain . . . Jules Verne? Find this brave young man's own account in the lavishly illustrated Oceanology, a tale of an 866 voyage of discovery that investigates diving bells and shipwrecks; coral reefs and ice canyons; sharks, giant octopi, and luminous sea monsters; underwater volcanoes, and even the legendary island of Atlantis.
About the Author
Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson have worked together on a number of splendid picture books. Their work has been hailed as exquisitely detailed . . . touching by "Publishers Weekly" and infused with natural wonder, beautifully illustrated, and stunning by "Booklist." Ms. Ward and Mr. Anderson live in England.
Ian Andrew grew up in the coastal town of Larne, Northern Ireland. He left to join the Royal Air Force at age 18 and worked initially as an aircraft technician before being commissioned as an Intelligence Officer. After serving for two decades he relocated, with his Australian wife, to the rural South West of Western Australia. Surrounded by a resident mob of kangaroos, he is currently working on the next novel in the Wright & Tran series of detective stories.