Otis & Will Discover the Deep:
The Record-setting Dive of the Bathysphere

Otis & Will Discover the Deep

By Barb Rosenstock
Illustrations by Katherine Roy
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978-0316393829

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The suspenseful, little-known true story of two determined pioneers who made the first dive into the deep ocean.

On June 6, 1930, engineer Otis Barton and explorer Will Beebe dove into the ocean inside a hollow metal ball of their own invention called the Bathysphere.

They knew dozens of things might go wrong. A tiny leak could shoot pressurized water straight through the men like bullets! A single spark could cause their oxygen tanks to explode! No one had ever dived lower than a few hundred feet…and come back. But Otis and Will were determined to become the first people to see what the deep ocean looks like.This suspenseful story will put you right in the middle of the spine-tingling, record-setting journey down, down into the deep

Backmatter includes historical photos, author’s note, illustrator’s note, expert’s note and sources.

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“Rosenstock’s masterful pacing as the tank is submerged leaves us nearly breathless…Roy’s fluid watercolors and dramatic perspectives capture the heart-pounding emotion…”
Starred Review, The Horn Book
“…tribute to the power of curiosity, imagination and ambition.”
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
“captures the tension and awe of the experience…an outstanding work of nonfiction for school and public libraries.”
Starred Review, School Library Journal
“…a true adventure tale par excellence, tautly plotted, nail-bitingly told, and splendidly illuminated…”
Starred Review, BCCB – Bureau for the Center of Children's Books
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