The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

Discover the man behind the snorkel in Dan Yaccarino’s exciting biography!

By Dan Yaccarino Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino Read by Qarie Marshall Children’s Fiction / Nonfiction English Age group 5-9 9m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Video DVD April 29, 2014 $22.99 $22.99 9781629236179 Add to Cart
									Jacques Cousteau was the world’s ambassador of the oceans. His popular TV series brought whales, otters, and dolphins right into people’s living rooms. From the first moment he got a glimpse of what lived under the ocean’s waves, Cousteau was hooked. And so he set sail aboard the Calypso to see the sea. He and his team of scientists invented diving equipment and waterproof cameras. They made films and televisions shows and wrote books so they could share what they learned. The oceans were a vast unexplored world, and Cousteau became our guide. And when he saw that pollution was taking its toll on the seas, Cousteau became our guide in how to protect the oceans as well.

Starred review. "Viewers will get the sense they are underwater, exploring mysteries of the sea with (Cousteau)...young viewers will enjoy learning about this amazing life and will be excited to know more." - School Library Journal (video review)

Three and a half stars. "Sporting bright primary colors, this surreal iconographic-animated short based on the 2009 picture book by author and illustrator Dan Yaccarino offers an info-packed look at the life of aquatic aficionado extraordinaire Jacques Cousteau." - Video Librarian

"Young viewers receive a gentle lesson on the fragility of oceans and undersea life in this lovely program." - Booklist (video review)

Starred review. “Cousteau’s enduring fascination with the sea comes through clearly, and can’t help sparking similar feelings in readers.” - Kirkus Review