“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau. Written by Jennifer Berne and illustrated by Eric Puybaret, Scholastic Inc., c. 2008.
Reading Level: 800L
Synopsis: This is an illustrated biography of the famous filmmaker and photographer of the sea, Jacques Cousteau. The illustrations of this story take the reader for a ride in through the deep waters of the sea. The format of the text as well as its poetic flow add to the amazing story of his life as an explorer and lover of the sea.
Rationale for classroom use: This book could be used in conjunction with a science unit in upper elementary or middle school classrooms on marine life or ecology.
Common Core Connection: Read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, and science