{"id":379931918346,"title":"Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep-Sea Submersible ALVIN","handle":"flying-deep-climb-inside-deep-sea-submersible-alvin","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/michelle-cusolito\" title=\"Author Michelle Cusolito\"\u003eMichelle Cusolito\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/nicole-wong\" title=\"Illustrator Nicole Wong\"\u003eNicole Wong\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eClimb aboard \u003ci\u003eAlvin\u003c\/i\u003e, the famous deep-sea submersible credited with helping to find the Titanic, and take a trip two miles down to the bottom of the ocean.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eExperience a day in the life of an \u003ci\u003eAlvin\u003c\/i\u003e pilot, diving two miles down to explore the seafloor, 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn expressive, poetic language and gorgeous illustrations, the mysteries of the deep sea are revealed. Backmatter includes an author's note about researching this book, a glossary, and suggested further reading.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.blogspot.com\/2018\/05\/charlesbridge-unplugged-6-michelle.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eListen\u003c\/a\u003e to author Michelle Cusolito talk about \u003cem\u003eFlying Deep\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e \u003c\/em\u003eon Charlesbridge Unplugged.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/products\/into-the-deep\" title=\"Into the Deep\"\u003eInto the Deep\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/products\/the-deep-sea-floor\" title=\"The Deep-Sea Floor\"\u003eThe Deep-Sea Floor\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/at-home-in-the-coral-reef\" title=\"At Home in the Coral Reef\"\u003eAt Home in the Coral Reef\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/flying-deep-spread.jpg?16907247294493360396\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMichelle Cusolito, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMichelle Cusolito won the 2016 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Award for an early version of \u003ci\u003eFlying Deep\u003c\/i\u003e. Michelle has worked as a fourth-grade teacher, a curriculum specialist, and an adjunct professor.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/michelle-cusolito\" title=\"Author Michelle Cusolito\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Michelle here.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNicole Wong, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNicole Wong has illustrated many books for children, including \u003ci\u003eTo the Stars!\u003c\/i\u003e; \u003ci\u003eNo Monkeys, No Chocolate\u003c\/i\u003e; and \u003ci\u003eWild Rose's Weaving\u003c\/i\u003e (Tanglewood Press).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/nicole-wong\" title=\"Illustrator Nicole Wong\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Nicole here.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ci\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/i\u003e Best Books of 2018\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?4673889858015672850\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eReaders join an Alvin pilot and scientists in an exciting journey as they voyage down deep to the ocean floor to collect samples and conduct research. Named for Allyn Vine, who helped pioneer deep submergence research and technology for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Alvin helped in the exploration of the Titanic wreckage in 1986. \"Imagine you're the pilot of Alvin, a deep-sea submersible barely big enough for three,\" the engaging text begins. Cusolito's inviting, \"you are there\" narration puts readers inside the submersible to discover what one wears, eats, and talks about during a typical eight-hour journey to learn about life inhabiting the deepest realms of our oceans. How do you breathe? What kind of music might you listen to? How do you see when you \"enter thick blackness\"? The answers to those and many other questions are answered. The voyage down is not without perils: \"Fishing nets or anchor chains could entangle Alvin and trap you.\" On the seafloor, \"Eerie spires loom. Black smokers blast scalding water and poisonous, sooty particles from deep inside Earth.\" The digitally created illustrations evoke the dark mysteriousness of the deep ocean and depict the crew as a man of color, a white woman, and a white man. Endmatter explains how Alvin works and describes the author's and illustrator's research. An appealing, exhilarating, and informative vicarious journey of discovery.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSince its first launch in 1965, only 40 men and 1 woman have piloted the deep-sea submersible \u003ci\u003eAlvin\u003c\/i\u003e. Young readers can imagine themselves as one of the pilots in this sensory-rich picture book that uses second-person narration to describe a typical mission in the Pacific Ocean. As the pilot and two scientists (one of whom is a woman) squeeze into the tiny human-occupied vehicle (HOV) and prepare to launch, a surface crew performs final checks. As \u003ci\u003eAlvin\u003c\/i\u003e \"sinks, \/ slowly spinning \/ DOWN DOWN DOWN,\" the digitally rendered illustrations depict not only the progressively darker ocean color but also the changes in marine life, until the HOV, two miles deep, reaches the ocean floor. Here the scientists investigate, record, analyze, and take samples of this extreme ecosystem, avoiding such calamities as rocky columns that could pin them below the surface, before finally resurfacing. Both the wonder and danger are palpable. Back matter offers more information on \u003ci\u003eAlvin\u003c\/i\u003e and some of the strange organisms living in the ocean's deepest waters. An inviting look at scientists in action.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOn the Alvin submersible, three scientists dive into the Pacific Ocean to discover if life thrives at the bottom of the sea. Written in a loose logbook style, the book captures the emotions of the scientists who are hopeful that their work could lead to new discoveries. Cusolito’s narrative takes readers through a normal day on the Alvin and uses sound effects, repetition, and challenging vocabulary to provide kids with a suspenseful and informative plot. (“Alvin sinks, slowly spinning DOWN DOWN DOWN. Your stomach flutters.”) Wong’s realistic yet subdued digital illustrations are a perfect match for the subject matter. In addition, the font color contrasts with the background, making for an easy reading experience. \u003cb\u003eVERDICT\u003c\/b\u003e: A captivating story that introduces and encourages scientific study, specifically the field of oceanography. A great addition to STEM collections.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Washington Post\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMichelle Cusolito takes readers on a \"you are there\" mission to examine the site of once-active underwater volcanoes: \"Animals here thrive in toxic chemicals, blistering temperatures, and intense pressure. But you're safe inside Alvin.\" The machine called Alvin can fit only one additional person than the Bathysphere did, but it goes much deeper (more than 14,000 feet, or almost three miles). Nicole Wong's detailed illustrations add an exciting immediacy to the descent and to the flowing wonders of the deep.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/flying-deep-cvr.jpg?16907247294493360396\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/flying-deep-hires.zip?16907247294493360396\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-811-9\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaperback\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-841-6\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-63289-656-8 EPUB\u003cbr\u003e ISBN: 978-1-63289-657-5 PDF\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 5-9\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e9 x 11\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCorrelated to Common Core State Standards:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eEnglish Language Arts-Literacy. 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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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn expressive, poetic language and gorgeous illustrations, the mysteries of the deep sea are revealed. Backmatter includes an author's note about researching this book, a glossary, and suggested further reading.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.blogspot.com\/2018\/05\/charlesbridge-unplugged-6-michelle.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eListen\u003c\/a\u003e to author Michelle Cusolito talk about \u003cem\u003eFlying Deep\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e \u003c\/em\u003eon Charlesbridge Unplugged.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/products\/into-the-deep\" title=\"Into the Deep\"\u003eInto the Deep\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/products\/the-deep-sea-floor\" title=\"The Deep-Sea Floor\"\u003eThe Deep-Sea Floor\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/at-home-in-the-coral-reef\" title=\"At Home in the Coral Reef\"\u003eAt Home in the Coral Reef\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/flying-deep-spread.jpg?16907247294493360396\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMichelle Cusolito, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMichelle Cusolito won the 2016 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Award for an early version of \u003ci\u003eFlying Deep\u003c\/i\u003e. Michelle has worked as a fourth-grade teacher, a curriculum specialist, and an adjunct professor.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/michelle-cusolito\" title=\"Author Michelle Cusolito\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Michelle here.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNicole Wong, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNicole Wong has illustrated many books for children, including \u003ci\u003eTo the Stars!\u003c\/i\u003e; \u003ci\u003eNo Monkeys, No Chocolate\u003c\/i\u003e; and \u003ci\u003eWild Rose's Weaving\u003c\/i\u003e (Tanglewood Press).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/nicole-wong\" title=\"Illustrator Nicole Wong\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Nicole here.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ci\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/i\u003e Best Books of 2018\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?4673889858015672850\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eReaders join an Alvin pilot and scientists in an exciting journey as they voyage down deep to the ocean floor to collect samples and conduct research. Named for Allyn Vine, who helped pioneer deep submergence research and technology for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Alvin helped in the exploration of the Titanic wreckage in 1986. \"Imagine you're the pilot of Alvin, a deep-sea submersible barely big enough for three,\" the engaging text begins. Cusolito's inviting, \"you are there\" narration puts readers inside the submersible to discover what one wears, eats, and talks about during a typical eight-hour journey to learn about life inhabiting the deepest realms of our oceans. How do you breathe? What kind of music might you listen to? How do you see when you \"enter thick blackness\"? The answers to those and many other questions are answered. The voyage down is not without perils: \"Fishing nets or anchor chains could entangle Alvin and trap you.\" On the seafloor, \"Eerie spires loom. Black smokers blast scalding water and poisonous, sooty particles from deep inside Earth.\" The digitally created illustrations evoke the dark mysteriousness of the deep ocean and depict the crew as a man of color, a white woman, and a white man. Endmatter explains how Alvin works and describes the author's and illustrator's research. An appealing, exhilarating, and informative vicarious journey of discovery.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSince its first launch in 1965, only 40 men and 1 woman have piloted the deep-sea submersible \u003ci\u003eAlvin\u003c\/i\u003e. Young readers can imagine themselves as one of the pilots in this sensory-rich picture book that uses second-person narration to describe a typical mission in the Pacific Ocean. As the pilot and two scientists (one of whom is a woman) squeeze into the tiny human-occupied vehicle (HOV) and prepare to launch, a surface crew performs final checks. As \u003ci\u003eAlvin\u003c\/i\u003e \"sinks, \/ slowly spinning \/ DOWN DOWN DOWN,\" the digitally rendered illustrations depict not only the progressively darker ocean color but also the changes in marine life, until the HOV, two miles deep, reaches the ocean floor. Here the scientists investigate, record, analyze, and take samples of this extreme ecosystem, avoiding such calamities as rocky columns that could pin them below the surface, before finally resurfacing. Both the wonder and danger are palpable. Back matter offers more information on \u003ci\u003eAlvin\u003c\/i\u003e and some of the strange organisms living in the ocean's deepest waters. An inviting look at scientists in action.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOn the Alvin submersible, three scientists dive into the Pacific Ocean to discover if life thrives at the bottom of the sea. Written in a loose logbook style, the book captures the emotions of the scientists who are hopeful that their work could lead to new discoveries. Cusolito’s narrative takes readers through a normal day on the Alvin and uses sound effects, repetition, and challenging vocabulary to provide kids with a suspenseful and informative plot. (“Alvin sinks, slowly spinning DOWN DOWN DOWN. Your stomach flutters.”) Wong’s realistic yet subdued digital illustrations are a perfect match for the subject matter. 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Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep-Sea Submersible ALVIN

By: Michelle Cusolito / Illustrated by: Nicole Wong

Climb aboard Alvin, the famous deep-sea submersible credited with helping to find the Titanic, and take a trip two miles down to the bottom of the ocean.

Experience a day in the life of an Alvin pilot, diving two miles down to explore the seafloor, 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.

In expressive, poetic language and gorgeous illustrations, the mysteries of the deep sea are revealed. Backmatter includes an author's note about researching this book, a glossary, and suggested further reading.

Listen to author Michelle Cusolito talk about Flying Deep on Charlesbridge Unplugged.

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Michelle Cusolito, author

Michelle Cusolito won the 2016 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Award for an early version of Flying Deep. Michelle has worked as a fourth-grade teacher, a curriculum specialist, and an adjunct professor.

Read more about Michelle here.


Nicole Wong, illustrator

Nicole Wong has illustrated many books for children, including To the Stars!; No Monkeys, No Chocolate; and Wild Rose's Weaving (Tanglewood Press).

Read more about Nicole here.

  • Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2018

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Readers join an Alvin pilot and scientists in an exciting journey as they voyage down deep to the ocean floor to collect samples and conduct research. Named for Allyn Vine, who helped pioneer deep submergence research and technology for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Alvin helped in the exploration of the Titanic wreckage in 1986. "Imagine you're the pilot of Alvin, a deep-sea submersible barely big enough for three," the engaging text begins. Cusolito's inviting, "you are there" narration puts readers inside the submersible to discover what one wears, eats, and talks about during a typical eight-hour journey to learn about life inhabiting the deepest realms of our oceans. How do you breathe? What kind of music might you listen to? How do you see when you "enter thick blackness"? The answers to those and many other questions are answered. The voyage down is not without perils: "Fishing nets or anchor chains could entangle Alvin and trap you." On the seafloor, "Eerie spires loom. Black smokers blast scalding water and poisonous, sooty particles from deep inside Earth." The digitally created illustrations evoke the dark mysteriousness of the deep ocean and depict the crew as a man of color, a white woman, and a white man. Endmatter explains how Alvin works and describes the author's and illustrator's research. An appealing, exhilarating, and informative vicarious journey of discovery.

Booklist

Since its first launch in 1965, only 40 men and 1 woman have piloted the deep-sea submersible Alvin. Young readers can imagine themselves as one of the pilots in this sensory-rich picture book that uses second-person narration to describe a typical mission in the Pacific Ocean. As the pilot and two scientists (one of whom is a woman) squeeze into the tiny human-occupied vehicle (HOV) and prepare to launch, a surface crew performs final checks. As Alvin "sinks, / slowly spinning / DOWN DOWN DOWN," the digitally rendered illustrations depict not only the progressively darker ocean color but also the changes in marine life, until the HOV, two miles deep, reaches the ocean floor. Here the scientists investigate, record, analyze, and take samples of this extreme ecosystem, avoiding such calamities as rocky columns that could pin them below the surface, before finally resurfacing. Both the wonder and danger are palpable. Back matter offers more information on Alvin and some of the strange organisms living in the ocean's deepest waters. An inviting look at scientists in action.

School Library Journal

On the Alvin submersible, three scientists dive into the Pacific Ocean to discover if life thrives at the bottom of the sea. Written in a loose logbook style, the book captures the emotions of the scientists who are hopeful that their work could lead to new discoveries. Cusolito’s narrative takes readers through a normal day on the Alvin and uses sound effects, repetition, and challenging vocabulary to provide kids with a suspenseful and informative plot. (“Alvin sinks, slowly spinning DOWN DOWN DOWN. Your stomach flutters.”) Wong’s realistic yet subdued digital illustrations are a perfect match for the subject matter. In addition, the font color contrasts with the background, making for an easy reading experience. VERDICT: A captivating story that introduces and encourages scientific study, specifically the field of oceanography. A great addition to STEM collections.

The Washington Post

Michelle Cusolito takes readers on a "you are there" mission to examine the site of once-active underwater volcanoes: "Animals here thrive in toxic chemicals, blistering temperatures, and intense pressure. But you're safe inside Alvin." The machine called Alvin can fit only one additional person than the Bathysphere did, but it goes much deeper (more than 14,000 feet, or almost three miles). Nicole Wong's detailed illustrations add an exciting immediacy to the descent and to the flowing wonders of the deep.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-58089-811-9

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-841-6

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Ages: 5-9
Page count: 32
9 x 11

Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade 1. Standards 1-8, 10
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade 2. Standards 1-8, 10