Shark Lady by Jess Keating, illus. by Marta Alvarez Miguens, is a 2020 Grand Canyon Reader Award nominee
About the book
A Fall 2017 Starred Selection for the Best Books for Kids and Teens (The Canadian Children's Book Centre)
A 2018 Top Ten pick for the Amelia Bloomer List
A 2018 Best STEM Trade Book for Students K-12 by the Children's Book Council
A 2018-2019 Maine Chickadee Award List book
A 2018-2019 Great Words, Great Works List book by the Scripps National Spelling Bee
Winner of the 2018 Blue Spruce Award from the Forest of Reading (Ontario Library)
About the author and illustrator
As an author and zoologist, Jess Keating has tickled a shark, lost a staring contest against an octopus, and been a victim to the dreaded paper cut. She lives in Ontario, Canada, where she spends most of her time writing books for adventurous and funny kids. Her first fiction novel How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied received a Starred Review from Kirkus and has been nominated for a Red Maple award. Visit her online at jesskeating.com.
Marta Álvarez Miguéns is a self-taught children’s illustrator. She was born in a small town in Galicia, Spain, and currently lives in La Coruña, Spain. She is the illustrator of Shark Lady (written by Jess Keating), which was named a 2018 Best STEM Book by the Children’s Book Council as well as a Best STEM Book by the National Science Teachers Association.
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