BOOKS: The Secret Oceans
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, November 1994:
The Secret Oceans, by Betty Ballantine. Bantam Books (1540 Broadway,
New York, NY 10036), 1994. $29.95 hardcover, illustrated.
February 15, 2000: a magical community of talking dolphins kidnaps undersea
explorers in a desperate attempt to teach humankind intermingled lessons in planetary survival
and compassion for other species. The plot is predictable, but the message bears repeating.
No less than 12 artists contributed to the stunning beauty of the book, making it visually
appealing to all ages. The text, however, would speak best to 10-to-16-year-olds, particularly
fans of Seaquest, for whom it would make a perfect holiday gift.