Fossil Fish Found Alive: Discovering the Coelacanth


Secrets of a Civil War Submarine      The story of the coelacanth is a riveting “fish story” that includes puzzles, adventure, discovery, and a daring hijacking. Something about this strange, odd-looking fish “hooks” people. Perhaps we are awed that they survived the mass extinctions that killed the dinosaurs and many other creatures. Maybe it’s their unique and baffling internal organs. Or it might be mystery that surrounds baby coelacanths—no one has ever caught one and no one knows where they live. So many coelacanth puzzles are waiting to be solved. I hope some of today’s young readers will find the answers.

Awards and Honors:
• 2003 ALA Notable Book
• IRA/CBC Children’s Choice Book 2003
• School Library Journal:   Best Books 2002
• The Bulletin:   Blue Ribbon Book 2002
• NSTA Outstanding  Science Trade Book 2003
• Science Books & Films:   Best Books 2002
• Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year 2003
• 2005 New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
• VOYA Nonfiction Honor List 2002
• Children’s Literature Choice Book 2003
• 2003 Benjamin Franklin Award Winner
Booklist Top 10 Science-Technology Books for Youth 2002
• Society of School Librarians International Honor Book 2002
• New York Public Library Best Books for the Teen Age 2003
• Featured book on C-Span’s Book TV
• Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Finalist 2003
• Maine State Student Book Award Finalist 2004

• Capitol Choices Children’s Book 2002
• Garden State Teen Book Award Finalist 2005
• Pennsylvania Young Readers Award Finalist 2005


ISBN 1575055368 Carolrhoda Books

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