Deep, Deep Down
The Secret Underwater Poetry of the Mariana Trench
by Lydia Lukidis
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Pub Date 01 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 31 Dec 2022
Capstone, Capstone Editions
Deep, deep down, at the very bottom of the ocean, lies a secret world. Through lyrical narration, this spare-text STEM picture book takes readers on a journey to a place very few humans have ever been—the Mariana Trench. The imagined voyage debunks scary myths about this mysterious place with surprising and beautiful truths about life at Earth's deepest point. Deep, Deep Down shows a vibrant world far below, and teaches readers how interconnected our lives are to every place on the planet.
Interest level: grades 3-5 Reading level: grades 3-5
About the Author
Lydia Lukidis is the author of more than thirty-five trade and educational books for children, as well as thirty e-books. Her latest STEM title, The Broken Bees’ Nest (Boyds Mills & Kane, 2019), was nominated for a CYBILS Award. Lydia is passionate about fostering a love for literacy with children. In addition to offering writing workshops and author visits in elementary schools, she is very involved in the kidlit community and volunteers as a judge on Rate your Story.
About the Illustrator
Juan is a former biologist turned science illustrator, trained on the Science Illustration program at UC Monterrey Bay. He worked early on his illustrator career for field guides of plants and animals of his country of origin, Colombia, and now owns and works in his art studio, LIBERUM DONUM in Bogota Columbia, creating concept art, storyboarding and his passion: comic books.
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