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Otis and Will discover the deep : the record-setting dive of the Bathysphere

by Rosenstock, Barb,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 14 of 17 copies
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Easy Nonfiction E 551.46 ROSE
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Biographies qj GC65.R65 2018
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Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Biography J 92 BIO BARTON 2018 CRAFTON 4/19
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Dormont Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 551.46 R72
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Moon Township Public Library Easy TRUE STORIES JE ROSENSTOCK
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 551.46092 Ros
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 551.46 ROS
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Juvenile Biography P-PEOPLE BEEBE-BARTON
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Summary

The suspenseful, little-known true story of two determined pioneers who made the first dive into the deep ocean.

On June 6, 1930, engineer Otis Barton and explorer Will Beebe dove into the ocean inside a hollow metal ball of their own invention called the Bathysphere.

They knew dozens of things might go wrong. A tiny leak could shoot pressurized water straight through the men like bullets! A single spark could cause their oxygen tanks to explode! No one had ever dived lower than a few hundred feet...and come back. But Otis and Will were determined to become the first people to see what the deep ocean looks like.

This suspenseful story from acclaimed author Barb Rosenstock with mesmerizing watercolors by award-winning artist Katherine Roy will put you right in the middle of the spine-tingling, record-setting journey down, down into the deep.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In the early twentieth century, the deep sea was still a total mystery, and it wasn't until Otis Barton and Will Beebe designed and dove in a bathysphere that anyone saw it firsthand. Rosenstock begins with the aquanauts' backgrounds Barton's early designs for a diving helmet; Beebe's career as an explorer before describing their daring design, a metal sphere just big enough to hold two people. With risks of leaks, explosions, and suffocation, the dive was dramatic on its own, but Rosenstock and Roy imbue the scenes with even more suspense. A repeated refrain of down, down, down and ever-darkening backgrounds punctuated by moments of gasp-inducing mishaps ratchet up the tension, but when they finally make it to 800 feet below the ocean surface, it's all worth it for the view of glowing, alien creatures, which Roy powerfully depicts in a swirling, dusky double-gatefold spread. Roy renders the bathysphere and the deep-sea creatures with precision, while the scientists have a pleasant vintage look. An author's note offers even more background on the pioneering scientists.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Rosenstock (Dorothea's Eyes) provides a vivid account of a history-making dive of the submersible Bathysphere. In 1930, eminent scientist William Beebe and Bathysphere designer Otis Barton descend more than 800 feet in a herky-jerky plunge that Roy (How to Be an Elephant) depicts with stylized, action-packed watercolors. Text placed vertically alongside pictures of the swinging sphere (the repeated phrase "down, down into the deep" steps down the page) pulls the reader further into inky blue-black darkness: "400 feet. Stop. Colder. Breathe in. 500 feet. Stop. Darker. Breathe out." Spreads alternate between scenes of the two explorers working inside the cramped Bathysphere and exterior views of the descent. The tale of this perilous expedition climaxes in a spectacular gatefold showing the small searchlight-lit vehicle hanging amid myriad whitish-gray sea creatures, in an expanse of dark water. Archival photographs, a source list, and lengthy author and illustrator notes conclude this tribute to the power of curiosity, imagination, and ambition. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio. Illustrator's agent: Stephen Barr, Writers House. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Barton, Otis -- Juvenile literature.
Beebe, William, -- 1877-1962 -- Juvenile literature.
Barton, Otis.
Beebe, William, -- 1877-1962.
Underwater exploration -- Juvenile literature.
Submersibles -- Juvenile literature.
Deep diving -- Equipment and supplies -- Juvenile literature.
Underwater exploration.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors Roy, Katherine, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780316393829
0316393827
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