Claire A. Nivola has written and illustrated many books for children, including most recently Orani. She is also the author of Planting the Trees of Kenya, a picture book about Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai. She lives with her husband in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts.
"...the varied images, atypical seascapes, and account of how one individual was able to realize her goal to see these wonders should spark the imaginations of countless budding scientists." --Science"Nivola's mixed-media paintings are undeniably lovely, with myriad shades of blue bathing familiar and mysterious forms of sea life at different ocean depths..." --BCCB"...exquisitely detailed..." --Horn Book"...sure to inspire the next generation..." --Booklist, starred"Readers lucky enough to dive into the unknown world of the renowned oceanographer will discover how a child's curiosity grew into a passion to explore and protect 'the blue heart of the planet.'" --School Library Journal, starred"Young explorers will be happy to dive into this captivatingly illustrated biography of the renowned oceanographer." --Kirkus, starred"...the sea takes center stage, inviting readers to swim along with Earle herself." --New York Times