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Shipwrecks: Exploring Sunken Cities Beneath the Sea

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An exploration of two strikingly different shipwrecks For those who know how to interpret its secrets, a sunken ship has many tales to tell. The stories of the lives of those aboard its last voyage are revealed in the objects scattered around the shipwreck. Then there are the stories of the many ocean creatures that have found a home inside the broken hull.

Two shipwrecks,
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Dutton Books for Young Readers (first published 2009)
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Mary Ann
Jan 11, 2010 Mary Ann rated it really liked it
Oceanographer Cerullo (The truth about great white sharks, Chronicle, 2000; Sea turtles: ocean nomads, Dutton, 2003) explores two strikingly different shipwrecks, looking at the path to discovering these shipwrecks, the clues to life aboard these ships and the ocean life that now makes these wrecks their home. Shipwrecks is an interesting combination of history, archaeology and science. The Henrietta Marie, a slave trader from 1700, was discovered in shallow waters off the coast of Florida by se ...more
Sep 16, 2016 Angie rated it liked it
This book explores two different shipwrecks on the coast of the United States. It is a nice mix of science, exploration, history and adventure. The first shipwreck discussed is the Henrietta Marie a slave trader that sunk off the Florida Keys in 1700 during a hurricane. The information gleaned from the wreck is from a dark period in our history when hundreds of slaves where crammed into the hold of a ship. Shackles and other artifacts from the slave ship are found among the wreckage. The Portlan ...more
Jackie Mccabe
Oct 19, 2011 Jackie Mccabe rated it really liked it
SHIPWRECKS: Exploring Sunken Cities Beneath The Sea.
By Mary M. Cerullo
2009. 64p. Dutton’s Children’s Books, $18.99 (978052547968)
930.1028 Gr. 3-6

Playing detective. Solving mysteries. Children delight in this type of learning. Mary Cerullo’s informational book, SHIPWRECKS: Exploring Sunken Cities Beneath The Sea, appeals to their natural curiosity intertwining underwater archeology, history and environmentalism. The author successfully integrates the past and present in a nicely designed, clear
Erin Forson
Dec 05, 2011 Erin Forson rated it really liked it
Shipwreck: exploring sunken cities beneath the sea
by Mary M. Cerullo
If you've ever wondered what happens to a shipwreck that has been on the ocean's floor for 300 plus years, then this is the non-fiction book for you. This slim little book has fantastic color graphics and tells about two ships that went down around the seas of the United States. The first, a slave ship named the Henrietta Marie sunk in 1700 and carried humans into a life of enslavement. And though now it is a refuge for coral an
This book explores and compares two shipwrecks and shares stories about the Henrietta Marie, the slave ship, and The Portland, a steamer that carried many black crew members from a middle-class community in Maine. Two centuries were in between the time periods these ships are from, but each share common histories. The colorful photographs and illustrations will grab the attention of young readers and hopefully suck them into the text to learn about the ships. If nothing else, the pages are wonde ...more
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I've always enjoyed books about shipwrecks, and underwater exploration, and this book contains both, as well as information about they types of animals that inhabit wrecks. Cerullo writes about the wreck of the slave ship Henrietta Marie off the Florida keys and the wreck of the passenger steamer Portland in a snowstorm off the coast of Massachusetts in November 1898. Because the Henrietta Marie lies in warm waters and the Portland in cold, the author contrasts the different animal life that inh ...more
Erica Hendrickson
May 02, 2013 Erica Hendrickson rated it it was ok
Shelves: informational
Author is an oceanographer and includes random tidbits of information about sealife and how it connects with the ships that sunk. There is a list of vocabulary words.
Jun 09, 2011 Kassie rated it really liked it
Looked at this book with possible intention of adding a nonfiction to the Rappin Readers Book club.
I enjoyed the book, not sure the 9-12yrs would enjoy it.
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