Cover image for Flying deep : climb inside deep-sea submersible Alvin / Michelle Cusolito ; illustrated by Nicole Wong.
Title:
Flying deep : climb inside deep-sea submersible Alvin / Michelle Cusolito ; illustrated by Nicole Wong.
ISBN:
9781580898119
Publication Information:
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Abstract:
"Climb aboard Alvin, the famous deep-sea submersible credited with helping to find the Titanic, and take a trip two miles down to the bottom of the ocean. Experience a day in the life of an Alvin pilot and join scientists at the seafloor to collect samples and conduct research. Along the way, discover what one wears, eats, and talks about during a typical eight-hour trip in a underwater craft and find out more about the animals that live deep in our oceans"--Amazon.com.
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Summary

Summary

Experience a day in the life of an Alvin pilot and join scientists at the seafloor to collect samples and conduct research. Along the way, discover what one wears, eats, and talks about during a typical eight-hour trip in a underwater craft and find out more about the animals that live deep in our oceans. Extensive back matter explains how Alvin works, describes the author's research, and includes a glossary and further reading.


Author Notes

Michelle A. Cusolito won the 2016 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award for an early version of Flying Deep . Michelle has worked as a fourth grade teacher, a curriculum specialist, and an adjunct professor. She lives in Rochester, MA.

Nicole Wong has illustrated many books for children, including To the Stars!; No Monkeys, No Chocolate ; Maxwell's Mountain ; and Wild Rose's Weaving . www.nicole-wong.com


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Horn Book Review

You are the pilot of Alvin, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutions deep-sea submersible first launched in 1965 and still diving deep. A clear text evokes the nearly two-mile journey to the ocean floor, where you and the two scientists aboard survey the site, confirm thriving life, and collect specimens. Readers are introduced to the basics of Alvins tasks and the nature of the deep-sea biome. Digital illustrations are both exact in their depiction of Alvins wondrous mechanics and evocative in their survey of the seemingly otherworldly life deep in the sea. Appended material includes a glossary, a list of resources, and contextualizing notes; kids will doubtless enjoy the instruction to Alvins passengers to PB4UGO. roger Sutton (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Imagine you're the pilot of Alvin , a deep-sea submersible barely big enough for three. Today you'll investigate the site of deadly explosions. Many years ago, underwater volcanoes erupted. Red-hot lava blasted from deep inside Earth. An ecosystem was destroyed. Remarkably, life returned again and again.   Your mission: Survey the site, confirm thriving life, and collect specimens. What will you discover? Excerpted from Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep-Sea Submersible Alvin by Michelle Cusolito All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.