Flying Deep by Michelle Cusolito and Nicole Wong

Flying Deep by Michelle Cusolito and Nicole Wong

A deep dive into wonder, discovery, and adventure that will transform young readers into young scientists.
— Candace Fleming, best-selling author of the award-winning Giant Squid

Climb aboard Alvin, the famous deep-sea submersible credited with helping to find the Titanic, and take a trip two miles down to the bottom of the ocean.

Experience a day in the life of an Alvin pilot and join scientists at the seafloor to collect samples and conduct research. Along the way, discover what one wears, eats, and talks about during a typical eight-hour trip in a underwater craft and find out more about the animals that live deep in our oceans. Extensive back matter explains how Alvin works, describes the author's research, and includes a glossary and further reading.

Publisher: Charlesbridge (May 22, 2018)

ISBN-10: 1580898114

Available for pre-order wherever books are sold, or click the links below:

  • Eight Cousins. All books ordered through Eight Cousins will be signed by me and the illustrator, Nicole Wong. They will be shipped on publication day.*

*On January 9th,  Eight Cousins suffered a catastrophic flood, so I'm sweetening the deal. Anyone who pre-orders a book through Eight Cousins will have a chance in a special give-away. We will randomly select 5 customers who placed pre-orders to receive a crushed Styrofoam cup that went to the seafloor on Alvin. (Special thanks to Bruce Strickrott, Manager of the Alvin Group for making this possible). Nicole and I will draw on the cups before they go and they will be marked with the dive number so you can see where they went. (See some cool examples shrunken cups here:

Shrunken cup