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The Brilliant Deep

Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs



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The Brilliant Deep by Kate Messner

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A picture book biography of Ken Nedimyer, who started the Coral Restoration Foundation - an international group dedicated to resuscitating the world's coral reefs. Kate Messner and Matthew Forsythe brilliantly chronicle the groundbreaking efforts of one coral restoration pioneer, from his first optimistic experiment of transplanting coral - with the help of his daughter-to his founding of the Coral Restoration Foundation, and the foundation's continued efforts around the world to rebuild coral reefs.

Author Biography

Kate Messner is the award-winning author of Over and Under the Snow, Up in the Gardenand Down in the Dirt, Tree of Wonder, How to Read a Story, and Over and Under the Pond, as well as more than a dozen other books for young readers. Kate lives in New York with her family. When she's not writing, she loves spending time outside-cross country skiing, hiking, swimming, and digging in her gardens. Learn more at her website Matthew Forsythe is an award-winning artist and illustrator. He has worked with The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks, and Nickelodeon, and he was the lead designer on the television show Adventure Time for more than 80 episodes. He lives in Montreal.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2018
Illustrated by Matthew Forsythe
Country of Publication
United States
Full-colour throughout
Chronicle Books
Interest Age
From 5 to 8 years
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