Greystone Kids Plasticus Maritimus
Greystone Kids Plasticus Maritimus

Plasticus Maritimus

By Ana Pego

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Publication Date: August 24, 2021

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Ages 12 to 18, Grades 7 And Up

“Clever…beguiling….Readers age 11 and older are likely to finish this book feeling both persuaded and uplifted. Beauty has a way of doing that.”

—Wall Street JournalFor young readers comes an imaginative guide to ocean plastics, filled with tips and tricks for identifying—and combating—pollution in our oceans. Inspired by biologist AnaPêgo’s life’s work, and filled with engaging science and colorful photographs, this foundational look at plastic pollution in the ocean explains why it is such an urgent contemporary issue. When she was young, Ana Pêgo didn’t play in a backyard, but on a beach. She walked along the shore, looked at tide pools, and collected fossils. As she grew older, Pêgo noticed a new species at the seaside: plastic. She decided to collect it, study it, and give it a Latin name—Plasticus maritimus—to warn people of its dangers to our planet.Pêgo tells us how plastics end up in our rivers, lakes, and oceans, shares plastic’s chemical composition and physical properties, and offers a field guide to help readers identify and understand this new invasive species in all its forms, from the obvious (fishing nets and water bottles) to the unfamiliar (tiny, clear particles called microplastics). Finally, she offers a critical look at our current “solutions” to plastic contamination and in her most important proposal—REVOLUTIONIZE—calls for deep changes in our habits, motivating young and old alike to make a difference, together. An artificial and almost indestructible species, Plasticus maritimus deserves to have its days numbered! Together, we can send it packing.“A cleverly conceived and comprehensive introduction to a serious issue.”— Kirkus Reviews Honorable Mention—Bologna Ragazzi Award. Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.

About the Author

Ana Pêgo is a marine biologist and is involved in environmental education projects that combine science and art to raise people’s awareness about the need to conserve the ocean. She created Plasticus Maritimus — an ongoing project and Facebook page, where she gives regular updates on her findings. Isabel Minhós Martins graduated in Communication Design from Lisbon College of Fine Arts and co-founder of the Portuguese publisher Planeta Tangerina. She the author of numerous books, including When I Was Born.Bernardo P. Cavalho is an award-winning illustrator and co-founder of the Portuguese publisher, Planeta Tangerina.

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 176 pages

Publisher: Greystone Kids

Publication Date: August 10, 2021

ISBN: 9781771646451

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