The Search for the Giant Arctic Jellyfish

Candlewick. Jun. 2023. 32p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781536228519.
Gr 2-5–Savage creates the fantastic story of scientist Dr. Morley, who is gray-haired, white, stalwart, and appearing more like a stereotypical librarian than an intrepid Shackleton-like Arctic explorer. Dr. Morley adores jellyfish, especially the elusive giant Arctic jellyfish. Following years of research, Dr. Morley and her crew set out to search for the shy invertebrate in the icy Arctic waters. On their hunt, they encounter a vast array of wildlife and natural wonders, from orcas to auroras. Savage’s mystical and mesmerizing illustrations provide a glimpse beneath the cold surface as well as cutaways into the ship that carries the explorers. Will Dr. Morley find her jackpot in the deep waters, or will it charmingly find her?
VERDICT An enchanting glimpse into scientific research, exploration, and discovery in the remotest location. Especially recommended for elementary students interested in animal science and underwater exploration.

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