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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group


Jennifer Keats Curtis, illustrations by Chad Wallace

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)



Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Holt Books for Young Readers

On Sale: 09/18/2012

ISBN: 9781466819320

32 Pages, Ages 4-8

One day, a baby seahorse is born, turning and tumbling as he floats through ocean currents alongside his three hundred brothers and sisters.

Like a tiny, mythical dragon, the seahorse is a fascinating creature: he changes color to fit in with the surroundings of his spectacular coral reef and sea grass surroundings; his lizard-like eyes can look in two directions at once; and when he has grown, he—not the female—will give birth to the next batch of whirling seahorses.

Jennifer Keats Curtis's evocative language and Chad Wallace's shimmering illustrations tell the story of the seahorse's amazing life beneath the waves.

NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade

Praise for Seahorses

“From a polar bear in the Arctic to a butterfly on a Californian prairie, this handsome picture book shows the threat of global warming, one creature at a time.” —Booklist on Earth: Feeling the Heat

“A heartfelt and eye-catching appeal to sympathy.” —Kirkus Reviews on Earth: Feeling the Heat


In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of SEAHORSES . A lovely, gentle examination of this most charming and fascinating of sea creatures. - Kirkus Reviews

Digital images combine naturalistic elements with dramatic luminescence in this story that follows a male seahorse through its life cycle. After detailing the seahorse's growth, traits, and diet, Curt - Publishers Weekly

Jennifer Keats Curtis, illustrations by Chad Wallace

Jennifer Keats Curtis is the author of Saving Squeak: The Otter Tale, Baby Owl's Rescue, Osprey Adventure, and Turtles in My Sandbox. A longtime journalist, Jennifer currently serves as editor-at-large for Maryland Life magazine. She resides with her family in the Annapolis area.

Chad Wallace is an award-winning artist and the illustratror of Earth: Feeling the Heat. He spends a great deal of time outdoors and draws inspiration from the natural world. He lives in Amawalk, New York.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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