Photography and Story by Beverly Factor
“Angelee Saves the Sea" is the story of an Angelfish, Angelee, who saves the sea from pollution and destruction by making a picture book of all her friends she meets along her journey through the sea. Each fish she meets tell her why they are endangered in the sea (example: Tuttie the Turtle gets her turtle eggs and turtle shell stolen). They all want to help her save the sea, as well as improve their own conditions in the ocean. (A Glossary is included at the end of the book describing the fish).
Angelee's goal is to give her picture book to the World Leaders who are doing a TV presentation on Earth Day. The World Leaders would then be able to show the beauty of the sea below to the Land People above so they will take action to help protect it.
Angelee has to get from her beginning destination in the sea to the where the Earth Day TV show is, on time, but she runs into all kinds of problems on her journey that delay her such as getting caught in the oil spill, the chemical spill, trapped in the fishing nets, etc. until Dolphy the Dolphin comes to help her in the last few hours...and then they both get caught under a fishing trap! Does she make it?
The story is illustrated with all real underwater photographs (not drawings) that really do show the beauty of the sea. It is a page-turner, educational, and teaches kids all about the ocean and how important it is to keep it clean. It is incredibly timely since the environment is of such importance right now.
ENDORSEMENTS from Jean-Michel Cousteau, Ted Danson, OCEANA; Gregg MacGillivray, IMAX filmmaker; and WYLAND, Ocean Artist.
“Angelee Saves the Sea” is the first of it's kind adventure story for children that helps teach them about the oceans and how mankind has impacted it and caused harm to the fish that live in it. Through real underwater photographic images, children “see” the beauty of the sea and get to know its inhabitants.
Unlike illustrated books, this book really does show the true beauty of the sea through its unique, unmanipulated underwater photographic imagery. Children get to learn about the various sea creatures underwater by seeing their picture and they also get to learn the why the animal is endangered or threatened.
Children also get to learn about pollution and what effect mankind's action regarding pollution has on the environment. It is an easy to read, fun and exciting adventure story that holds the child's interest and gets the child rooting for Angelee to make it through her journey while educating them at the same time.
There has never been a story about the effects of pollution on our oceans for children before. This story will make a child think about what is in our oceans and what they can do to help protect all the living creatures in the sea.
Each child will think they are also on the journey with Angelee underwater because of the author's unique story telling style and experience as a scuba diver and underwater photographer for over 20 years.
This is a unique way to make children aware of what our oceans look like.