New from author CarolAnne Black and illustrator Sarah Julian:
A first children’s novel, Oli’s Ocean Adventures.
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Oli’s Ocean Adventures:
A boy from Ottawa goes off in search of pirate ships and treasure, but instead finds adventure and friendship on a Canadian coastguard research vessel. Stowed aboard the CCGS Kellerman, Oli sails from the Atlantic, through the Northwest Passage of the Arctic and around to the Pacific, all the while helping the ship’s crew to complete its scientific mission. Oli’s Ocean Adventures is a story about a child’s discovery of Canada’s oceans and his connection to them.
About the book:
|Age Range:||9-12 years, boys and girls|
|Dimensions:||5.1 x 0.4 x 7.7 inches|
Oli’s Ocean Adventures is locally written, illustrated, printed and designed. Even Oli, the star of the book, is from Ottawa!
About the author:
CarolAnne Black is a writer, specializing in Ocean Science. She holds a Masters degree in Physical Oceanography. When her son, Oli, was six months old, CarolAnne won an Ottawa Wave Makers microgrant, a partnership between WWF-Canada and Impact Hub Ottawa, to write a book that inspires children to care about the oceans. This is that book.
About the illustrator:
Sarah Julian is an Ottawa born artist and illustrator. She holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from the University of Ottawa and is working on a Bachelor’s of Illustration from Sheridan College. She has always had a keen interest in oceans and the natural world, and particularly enjoyed drawing the scenes of animals in this book. This is the first children’s book she has illustrated.
About Ottawa Wave Makers:
The creation of this book was supported by an Ottawa Wave Makers microgrant. A partnership program between WWF-Canada and Impact HUB Ottawa, Ottawa Wave Makers supports innovative and creative projects that promote ocean health awareness in Ottawa. In 2015, $33,000 was distributed to eight recipients to support a diversity of projects including: a video guide to buying sustainable seafood, a storytelling podcast, a dance and multimedia production, and eel day celebration, visual art and slam poetry workshops, sustainable seafood cooking classes, a board game, and a children’s novel.
A copy of Oli’s Ocean Adventures is being donated by the author, to every Elementary School in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.