The Shark Whisperer

The Shark Whisperer

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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.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 22.86mm | 397g
  • Scarletta Press
  • MN, United States
  • English
  • 1938063449
  • 9781938063442
  • 1,197,314

Table of contents

1 Tristan Falls into the Shark Pool / 1 2 Sea Camp and the Jungle Wall / 11 3 The Giant Slimy Snail Cafe / 27 4 The Campers Put on a Show / 41 5 A Swim Surprise / 51 6 A Polite Conversation with an Octopus / 69 7 Finned Informants Deliver a Message / 89 8 Tristan Tries to Stay on a Shark's Good Side / 103 9 Wave Pool Training Cut Short / 115 10 A Fib and a Field Trip / 125 11 Coach Offers to Do Loops and Rolls / 131 12 An Undersea Laser Light Show / 139 13 Tripped up by a Really Big Bird / 155 14 Conference in a Cave / 163 15 Hermit Crabs go on Recon / 171 16 Precision Targeting Brings the Smelly Rain /183 17 The Seasquirts Go Overboard / 193 18 Tristan Nearly Gets Swallowed by Sand / 205 19 The Flying Iguana / 221 20 A Shocking Discovery Revealed / 239 21 The Return to Sea Camp / 247 22 Snaggle-Tooth Smiles / 257 Note From the Author / 275
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Finalist for the 2015 USA Best Book Awards in Children's Fiction Finalist for the Foreword Reviews' 2014 IndieFab Awards in Juvenile Fiction "Like author Rick Riordan, who mixes adventure with Greek myths, [Prager] writes books that include action and humor, science and sea creatures." --The Washington Post, KidsPost section "...the sea life, along with reefs, bioluminescence and other marine wonders, is generally depicted by Prager, a marine scientist, in accurate, vivid detail. ...there's more than enough action and humor to pull readers along. ...a splashy startup with a promising premise." -- Kirkus Reviews "Ellen Prager takes her readers on an exciting, action-packed adventure into the mysterious world of the deep, with an edge of fantasy that only the most vivid imagination could conjure up. A rollicking ride of fun, that also imparts to her young readers a valuable education about the marine world, and the fascinating creatures that live in and around it." -- Sam Champion, host of Sea Rescue, Weather Editor ABC NEWS "Here's one book that as a father and an ocean lover I can wholeheartedly recommend. Take the adventure, dive in, and happy reading!" -- Bob Woodruff, ABC News correspondent "The Shark Whisperer, Dr. Ellen Prager's first middle grade book, followed by her second, The Shark Rider are part of the Tristan Hunt and Sea Guardians series. The ocean adventure series follows Tristan and his friends as they arrive at summer camp, where they develop unusual, but exciting ocean powers. ... This fun series is written by oceanographer and researcher, Dr. Ellen Prager who is passionate about ocean science, and hopes to educate middle graders about current ocean issues, as well as encourage young readers to get involved in the preservation of ocean life. The series meets the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Science. A free downloadable Educator's Guide with language arts and science activities is available."--Current: The Journal of Marine Education, Vol. 29, No. 2, June 2015 "No need to whisper: I very much like, like, like this highly readable, highly unusual way of looking at the ocean." -- Carl Safina, author of Song for the Blue Ocean and host of PBS Saving the Ocean "The Shark Whisperer is packed with science laced with humor and adventure--an underwater Harry Potter, sure to inspire readers to want to dive in and experience the ocean for themselves." -- Sylvia A. Earle, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence "A wonderful read that grips you from the very beginning. This empowering story of a group of young people who band together to save the oceans and change the world is a terrific adventure; funny, exciting, and entertaining...don't miss it." -- Philippe Cousteau, Explorer and Environmental Advocate "Those who know Prager well wouldn't be astounded to find her delving into the realm of ocean science and youth fiction. Throughout her career, Prager always made it a priority to involve young minds." -- Miami Herald "As the first book of author and researcher Ellen Prager's Tristan Hunt and the Sea Guardians series, The Shark Whisperer appeals to middle school readers with a combination of humor, adventure, and fantasy that is sure to spark curiosity among young minds about real-world ocean issues. ... The Tristan Hunt and the Sea Guardians series -- with illustrations by Antonio Javier Caparo -- is sure to be of interest to various marine educational programs and young fantasy and adventure fiction readers. Author Dr. Ellen Prager's expertise in marine science and ocean advocacy brings the series to life with vivid and accurate descriptions of marine species and the threats they face, woven among plenty of action and humor." -- Mission Blue
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About Ellen Prager

Dr. Ellen Prager is a marine scientist and author, formerly the chief scientist at the world's only undersea research station in the Florida Keys. With her ability to make science fun and understandable for people of all ages, she has built a national reputation as a spokesperson on earth and ocean science issues. She has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, CBS, NPR, The Discovery Channel, and more. Dr. Prager has participated in research expeditions to locations such as the Galapagos Islands, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and throughout the Caribbean. She now acts as the science advisor to the Celebrity Cruise ship Xpedition in the Galapagos. She lives in Miami, Florida, where she spends her time writing, consulting, and spending as much time on and in the ocean. Antonio Javier Caparo is an illustrator, comic artist, and graphic designer. His works have been published in children books, young reader books, and magazines in North America, South America, and Europe.
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Rating details

135 ratings
4.21 out of 5 stars
5 51% (69)
4 28% (38)
3 13% (18)
2 5% (7)
1 2% (3)
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