The Octopus Escapes

The Octopus Escapes

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From a New York Times bestselling author comes this poignant, lyrical tale about nature's great escape artist--perfect for fans of the Oscar-winning documentary film My Octopus Teacher.

The octopus is happy in his undersea cave until one day, a diver captures him and takes him to live in an aquarium. The humans give him food and tests that look like toys. But every day is the same, and the octopus soon tires of captive life. And so, under the cover of darkness, he makes his daring escape...

Maile Meloy and Felicita Sala bring us a story full of excitement and heart, about the thrill of hard-won freedom and the pull of home.

Author: Maile Meloy
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Published: 05/11/2021
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 11.20h x 9.00w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781984812698
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.8
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 511951 / Octopus Escapes


Review Citation(s):
Booklist 04/01/2021 pg. 67
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2021
Publishers Weekly 05/10/2021
School Library Journal 06/25/2021 pg. 1
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2021 pg. 75

About the Author
Maile Meloy is the bestselling author of a middle-grade trilogy: The Apothecary, which won the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award and the California Book Awards Gold Medal; The Apprentices; and The After-Room. She also writes short stories, essays, and novels for adults. She grew up in Montana and lives in Los Angeles. Visit her online at mailemeloy.com.

Felicita Sala received Italy's Premio Andersen for her work illustrating many books for children, including She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lynn Fulton, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor by Patricia Valdez; and I Don't Draw, I Color! by Adam Lehrhaupt. Visit her online at FelicitaSala.com. Follow her on Instagram @felicita.sala.