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Otis and Will Discover the Deep : The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere
by Barb Rosenstock and Katherine Roy




Overview -
The suspenseful, little-known true story of two determined pioneers who made the first dive into the deep ocean.

On June 6, 1930, engineer Otis Barton and explorer Will Beebe dove into the ocean inside a hollow metal ball of their own invention called the Bathysphere.

They knew dozens of things might go wrong. A tiny leak could shoot pressurized water straight through the men like bullets A single spark could cause their oxygen tanks to explode No one had ever dived lower than a few hundred feet...and come back. But Otis and Will were determined to become the first people to see what the deep ocean looks like.

This suspenseful story from acclaimed author Barb Rosenstock with mesmerizing watercolors by award-winning artist Katherine Roy will put you right in the middle of the spine-tingling, record-setting journey down, down into the deep.

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Overview

The suspenseful, little-known true story of two determined pioneers who made the first dive into the deep ocean.

On June 6, 1930, engineer Otis Barton and explorer Will Beebe dove into the ocean inside a hollow metal ball of their own invention called the Bathysphere.

They knew dozens of things might go wrong. A tiny leak could shoot pressurized water straight through the men like bullets A single spark could cause their oxygen tanks to explode No one had ever dived lower than a few hundred feet...and come back. But Otis and Will were determined to become the first people to see what the deep ocean looks like.

This suspenseful story from acclaimed author Barb Rosenstock with mesmerizing watercolors by award-winning artist Katherine Roy will put you right in the middle of the spine-tingling, record-setting journey down, down into the deep.

 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316393829
  • ISBN-10: 0316393827
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: June 2018
  • Page Count: 48
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-9
  • Dimensions: 11.9 x 9.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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A fascinating expedition for young readers

When Otis Barton and Will Beebe descended into the ocean’s depths in their bathysphere on June 6, 1930, they became the first humans to see deep-sea creatures in their natural environment. Barton and Beebe’s adventure inside their cramped invention was a great leap into the unknown—one filled with life-threatening risks.

Caldecott Honor-winning author Barb Rosenstock does a phenomenal job of choosing just the right details to bring this achievement brilliantly to life in Otis and Will Discover the Deep. Katherine Roy’s stunning, detailed illustrations show the marine life these two explorers saw off the coast of Bermuda, with gatefold pages that dramatize their otherworldly descent and endpapers that perfectly highlight the excitement and danger at hand. Completing the package are several pages of historical notes, including one from Library of Congress librarian Connie Carter, who was one of Beebe’s assistants. And don’t miss Roy’s fascinating description of her quest for artistic authenticity, which involved everything from building a digital model of the bathysphere to shooting reference photos.

Just as Barton and Beebe partnered to complete their bathysphere adventures, Rosenstock and Roy’s collaboration presents this story in a vivid, unforgettable way. Open these pages and dive right in!

 

This article was originally published in the June 2018 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

 

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