Author: Emma Carlson Berne
Genre: children’s books
Pub Date: January 1, 2019
Taken from NetGalley
Seaside Sanctuary is supposed to be a safe place for marine animals, but suddenly dolphins are getting sick-and no one can explain why. Since Elsa Roth spends all of her time at the sanctuary, a perk of her parents’ jobs there, she’s well acquainted with all the animals. Elsa is especially worried about Star, a young dolphin she bonded with after seeing him in his wild pen. When the crisis intensifies, it’s up to Elsa to get to solve the mystery before it’s too late for Star and the rest of the dolphins.
About the author: Emma Carlson Berne has written numerous historical and biographical books for children and young adults, as well as young adult fiction. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband and two sons.
About the illustrator: Erwin Madrid grew up in San Jose, California. In May 2003, Erwin earned his BFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, CA. During his last semester of college, Erwin was hired by PDI/DreamWorks Animation where he contributed production illustrations for the animated feature film, Shrek 2. He later became a visual development artist for the ongoing Shrek franchise, the Madagascar sequel and Megamind. Erwin has also done conceptual art for the video game industry for titles like Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. His has designed cover art for children’s books for publishers that include Harper Collins, Random House and Simon and Schuster. In his spare time, Erwin travels and paints whenever he has a chance. He currently lives in the Bay Area, California.
For a young reader this is great little chapter book about a marine wildlife refuge known as Seaside Sanctuary. When the dolphins all become sick, everyone is racing to figure out the source of the illness before they get worse, including Elsa, the marine biologist’s Daughter and her friend Olivia.
This story talks about illegal dumping of toxic waste and how it affects marine animals. Young readers concerned about environmental issues will be inspired by this story!
Thank you to Capstone and NetGalley for this advanced copy. My opinions are my own.
Thank you to Capstone and NetGalley for this adorable advanced copy!
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