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The ocean can be dangerous when you don’t know what’s below the waves. Read the gripping tale of survival following a shark attack in this graphic novel.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF062000, JNF062030, JNF003150
Genre Graphic Novel, Illustrated, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2021
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Danger Below!
Language English
ISBN 9781647470562, 9781647470708, 9781647472641
Title Format Reinforced book, Unlimited Access eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 597.3156'6
Lexile Reading Level 480
Author James Buckley Jr.
Illustrator Cassie Anderson

Booklist Review of Danger Below!

The Danger Below! series is not for the faint of heart. Each of these high-interest volumes introduces basic facts by way of an intense fic­tion comic, divided into three brief chapters, about people being “attacked” by specific deep-sea creatures (it’s made clear that the ani­mals aren’t intentionally hurting humans). Dangerous Teeth! involves a scuba diver losing his thumb while trying to feed a moray eel. Floating Misery! sees a lifeguard getting entangled in the long, stinging tentacles of a Portuguese-man o’ war. Killer Tentacles! features beach-going chil­dren encountering box jellyfish. In Needles of Pain!, a surfer steps on a stonefish camouflaged as coral. Each comic intersperses facts naturally enough into dialogue and captions, as well as in a back-matter spread that pairs more information about the subject with full-color photog­raphy. Anderson’s illustrations are made accessible for early-level readers thanks to simple paneling, clear visual cues, and limited detail. Despite blood spurts, scarring, and other very real consequences to the underwa­ter attacks, all the victims here pull through, and Buckley includes some information on surviving, namely applying vinegar to stingers and get­ting to a hospital. Back matter rounds things out with a glossary, index, further reading, and examples of similarly dangerous fish. Brisk, visual storytelling makes these dramatic shorts suitable to a certain kind of high/low reader interested in specific marine life.

Full-color illustrations