Climb aboard Alvin, the famous deep-sea submersible credited with helping to find the Titanic, and imagine taking 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 sea floor 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.
About the Author
Michelle A. Cusolito won the 2016 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award for an early version of Flying Deep. She 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