New York Times–bestselling authors Bill Nye the Science Guy and Gregory Mone take middle-grade readers on a scientific adventure in Book 2 of the exciting new Jack and the Geniuses series.
In the second installment, In the Deep Blue Sea, Jack, his genius siblings Ava and Matt, and inventor Dr. Hank Witherspoon travel to the Hawaiian island home of Ashley Hawking, a technology billionaire. Hawking and engineer Rosa Morris have built a revolutionary electricity plant that harvests energy from the deep ocean, but someone has been sabotaging the project.
Readers will learn about the mysteries of the deep ocean, the scientific process, and the potential of green energy as Jack and his brilliant siblings use all their brainpower to survive. Integrating real science facts with humor and suspense and featuring a multiethnic cast of boy and girl characters, this engaging series is an irresistible combination for middle-grade readers.
"An adventure replete with both cool gadgets and working scientists of both sexes...The cast and plotline are strong... and two appendices fill in details about Antarctica and some of the episode's techno wizardry. For inveterate geeks, there's even a relevant science project!"
"Fast-paced enough to engage even reluctant readers, informative without being didactic, and entertaining: a solid series start."
"The scientists are diverse, the educational and entertainment values are high, and there's even good end matter (a fact vs. fiction section on what was real in the novel, cool information about Antarctica, and a science experiment), making this a promising series start."
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Readers will appreciate Jack's humor and candor...although he may not be an official "genius," intelligence takes many forms. This fast-paced, science-themed mystery is a strong first outing, sure to leave readers awaiting this team's next adventure."
— Publishers Weekly
"This is a fantastic start to a new series that includes STEM concepts, facts, and excitement about the scientific world."
— School Library Connection
Bill Nye is a science educator and media personality known for his children's television show Bill Nye the Science Guy. He splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.
Gregory Mone is a novelist, science journalist, and speaker who has written several books for children. He lives on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.