The Sign of the Seahorse: A Tale of Greed and High Adventure in Two Acts

by Graeme Base (Author) Graeme Base (Illustrator)

The Sign of the Seahorse: A Tale of Greed and High Adventure in Two Acts
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Romance, mystery and intrigue revolve around the Seahorse Cafe, where the beautiful Pearl Trout falls in love with Corporal Bert the Soldiercrab. But Reeftown is in danger, and soon Pearl, Bert, and Pearl's brother Finneus must journey through the ocean depths to find the source of the deadly poison that is destroying the coral reef.
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Publishers Weekly

"Perfect scansion and witty rhymes blend to create a comic saga of Brobdingnagian proportions. Likewise, the dynamic, radiantly colored illustrations are jam-packed with droll underwater details," said PW. Ages 6-up. (June)
Graeme Base
Graeme Base is one of the world's leading creators of picture books. Animalia received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986, and it has achieved classic status with worldwide sales of more than two million copies. Base's most recent picture book, The Water Hole, an ingenious fusion of counting book, puzzle book, storybook and artbook, has been published in Australia, the USA, Canada, Italy, France, Denmark and the UK. Base lives in Melbourne with his artist wife Robyn and their three children.
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Puffin Books
Publication date
June 19, 1998
Picture Puffin Books
BISAC categories
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
JUV002170 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Marine Life
Library of Congress categories
Stories in rhyme
Marine animals
Coral reefs and islands
Marine pollution

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