Dragons of the Deep: Ocean Monsters Past and Present

Nonfiction / 15 Days

(Not Sold Individually)

Can the stories of sea dragons be true? The Bible describes a frightening, huge creature that lived in the sea called Leviathan. It had fearsome teeth and armor-pleated scales that spears and arrows could not penetrate. A Norse legend tells of a colossal sea creature with many arms that could capsize a sailing ship. In 1918, a group of lobster fisherman in Port Stephens, Australia, reported an encounter with “an immense shark of almost unbelievable proportions” that devastated their catch and left them in a state of shock.

As researchers discover teeth and bones from the past, these stories and many like them are no longer easily dismissed as tall tales. The fossil evidence shows that the oceans once teemed with sea monsters and some are still alive today. Even some of those thought extinct may still be lurking in the ocean depths today!

Each creature is featured with full-color illustrations, size comparisons, skeleton drawings, a fast facts section and fascinating information about how the sea creatures lived and died. This one-of-a-kind book will thrill readers with exciting accounts of those fearsome and marvelous creatures that once ruled the oceans! Recommended for ages 9 and up.