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THE OCTONAUTS are a team of eight undersea explorers (including a brave polar bear, a scientific sea otter, and a caring sausage dog who are always ready for fantastic voyages. In their latest adventure, the crew travel to a large reef city where they discover this bustling destination has turned into a ghost town! The once colorful coral has turned an eerie white, and homes lie empty. The Octonauts travel to different reef “neighborhoods” from mangrove forests to seagrass meadows, searching for clues to the mystery of the great ghost reef. Created by the popular artists MEOMI, the Octonauts excite the imaginations and tickle the funny bones of kids and adults of all ages.

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MEOMI is Vicki Wong (Vancouver) and Michael Murphy (Los Angeles). Meomi enjoys sitting around in the attic making up stories, drinking tea, and drawing strange creatures. Meomi’s characters have appeared in clothing, toys, merchandise, and magazines worldwide. They have also created art and animation for clients such as CBC4Kids, Google, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Hasbro, and the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Paralympics. Meomi likes sea slugs and ukuleles. Visit them at www.meomi.com.

Copyright © 2009 Meomi Design Inc. (Vicki Wong and Michael C. Murphy) First hardcover edition published 2009.

Immedium, Inc., P.O. Box 31846, San Francisco, CA 94131 www.immedium.com All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. For information about special discounts for bulk purchases, please contact Immedium Special Sales at sales@immedium.com. This book was typeset with Rosewood, Usherwood, and hand-drawn Meomi alphabet. For inspiration, many photos of baby sloths were perused. Edited by Don Menn Design by Meomi and Stefanie Liang Printed in Singapore 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Meomi (Firm) The Octonauts and the great ghost reef / by Meomi. -- 1st hardcover ed. p. cm. Summary: When the Octonauts, a team of eight animals who explore the ocean, discover a bleached and abandoned coral reef, they learn about the important relationships among animals, plants, and their habitats. ISBN-13: 978-1-59702-019-0 (hardcover) ISBN-10: 1-59702-019-2 (hardcover) [1. Underwater exploration--Fiction. 2. Coral reefs and islands--Fiction. 3. Coral reef ecology--Fiction. 4. Ecology--Fiction. 5. Animals--Fiction.] I. Title. PZ7.M5322Op 2009 [Fic]--dc22 2009018910 Ghosts need friends, too.

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It was a clear and sunny day under the tropical sea when...

Captain Barnacles Bear was testing his snorkel.

Peso Penguin was shampooing Clawdius.

Tweak Bunny was changing a spark plug.

Dr. Shellington was modelling his new swimsuit.

Tunip the Vegimal was packing a picnic basket.

Sauci Dog was picking out sunglasses.

Kwazii Kitten was taking a catnap.

Professor Inkling was studying his travel guide.

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“Each page is a treat for any color lover as the book is full of color cuteness of soft yet vibrant palettes, and the wonderful compositions and styling we’ve come to expect from the Meomi team’s illustrations.” — COLOURlovers

“... The Octonauts series is once again full of colourful and engaging illustrations... The characters display characteristics to which young children can relate—concern for the feelings of others, seeing the value in simple pleasures, using technology, and appreciating one’s friends.” — CM magazine

“The Octonauts... has already attracted a worldwide audience. The illustrations are colorful and super cute, and the stories are full of innocent fun.” — The Children’s Book Review

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