Children of the Sea by Daisuke Igarashi–This looks an interesting graphic novel, but I am having trouble understanding what it’s all about. Basically there is a girl who visits an aquarium where her father is employed. When she enters she can hear a call to the sea. She meets two boys that experience the same thing. So they are drawn to the sea, but there is also a mystery to solve involving some disappearing ocean creatures. The visuals are good. Maybe something different to try?
Also Melody Carlson has come out with a new novel in her Notes from a Spinning Planet series that takes place in Mexico. I think it involves the same characters as her Ireland book. Carlson writes the popular True Colors and Diary of a Teenage Girl series. Carlson writes inspirational fiction in a non-preachy way that is attractive to all readers.
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