Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas

Author(s): Molly Bang


Acclaimed Caldecott artist Molly Bang paints a stunning, sweeping view of our ever-changing oceans.
In this timely book, award-winner Molly Bang uses her signature poetic language and dazzling illustrations to introduce the oceanic world. From tiny aquatic plants to the biggest whale or fish, Bang presents a moving, living picture of the miraculous balance sustaining each life cycle and food chain deep within our wondrous oceans.
On land or in the deep blue sea, we are all connected--and we are all a part of a grand living landscape. Packed with clear, simple science, this informative, joyous book will help children understand and celebrate the astonishing role our oceans play in human life.


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Winner of Massachusetts Book Award (MassBook) (Children/Young Adult) 2013. Commended for Cook Prize 2013. Short-listed for Volunteer State Book Awards (Primary) 2014.

Molly Bang has written and illustrated more than twenty books for young readers, including When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... ; Ten, Nine, Eight; and The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher, each of which were Caldecott Honor books. Bang divides her time between Falmouth, Massachusetts, and Northern California. Penny Chisholm is a professor at M.I.T., where she has been teaching Ecology for more than thirty-five years. Her long list of prestigious awards includes the National Medal of Science, awarded at the White House in 2013.

General Fields

  • : 9780545273220
  • : Scholastic US
  • : Scholastic US
  • : June 2012
  • : 285mm X 239mm X 9mm
  • : United States
  • : August 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Molly Bang
  • : Hardback
  • : en
  • : 48
  • : illustrations