The Aquanaut

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  • English (Canada)
    Tundra Books
About The Aquanaut:

Written by an award-winning aquanaut and with art by a #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator, this inspiring picture book encourages readers to explore their world, build their self-esteem and imagine what they can do and become when they grow up.

When I was young, the world seemed too dangerous. Everything was too hard. I was too young. Places were too far away. But that was okay because I had a big imagination . . .

Through beautiful, spare text, Jill Heinerth tells her story about a girl who feels too young, too little and too far away from her dreams. But you don’t need to wait to grow up. It doesn’t take much to imagine all the things you can do and be. What if your bedroom were a space station? What would it be like to have flippers or tusks? In your own home you can explore new worlds and meet new friends.

Jaime Kim’s luminous art transports readers back and forth through time to see how Jill’s imagination as a young girl laid the pathway to her accomplishments and experiences as an underwater explorer.


Critical Praise:

With delightful illustrations, this is a calming way to inspire timid children to realize exciting dreams.

Kirkus


The Aquanaut is the perfect pick to encourage imagination, while also reminding young readers they don’t have to wait until they’re grown to achieve all of their dreams. If they dream of helping others, they can start today!...The illustrations in this book are absolute perfection!

Mutually Inclusive


This inspiring picture book encourages readers to explore their world, build their self-esteem and imagine what they can do and become when they grow up!...Jaime Kim's luminous art transports readers back and forth through time to see how Jill's imagination as a young girl laid the pathway to her accomplishments and experiences as an underwater explorer.

The Scuba News


About the Author(s):

Jill Heinerth is an undersea cave diver, photographer, acclaimed filmmaker, and underwater consultant to Hollywood.  She was the first person in history to dive into an antarctic iceberg, and she has descended further into the inner depths of our planet than any other woman in history.

Jill has worked on documentaries for PBS, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and the BBC and her pioneering adventures and commentary have been featured in publications as diverse as Fast Company, Real Simple and Outside. A tireless advocate for our planet’s fresh water resources, Jill travels the world giving keynote speeches and presentations and imbuing audiences with a new appreciation and sense of wonder about the fascinating world right underneath our feet.  Her TED talk has been viewed over a million times.


Other Books by Jill Heinerth:
  • Into the Planet