The Mystery of Red Coral
My Investigation Around the Mediterranean Sea
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- Publication Date: September 5, 2023
- Imprint: La Martinière/Abrams
- Trim Size: 11 ¹/32 x 10 5⁄8
- ISBN: 9781419770319
- Page Count: 48
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: World English
A mesmerizing, playful, and scientific deep dive into the Mediterranean Sea’s mysterious treasure—red coral
Considered a lucky charm or material for jewelry and works of art, red coral has mesmerized humankind since antiquity. But who are the people behind these precious objects? A young narrator and her grandmother embark on a journey to meet the passionate experts of red coral. She interviews a historian, diver, biologist, taxonomist, coral hunter, and many other specialists who answer her questions, with the hope of turning readers into ambassadors and protectors of the mysterious treasure. Blending science, history, and culture through investigation, interview, and illustrations, The Mystery of the Red Coral is as gorgeous and surprising as red coral itself.
About the author
Anne Jankéliowitch is an engineer who is specialized in the environment. Based in France, she has worked for many years on nature conservation with the WWF and Greenpeace, and is the successful author of books on nature and astronomy. Stéphane Kiehl is a graduate of the Nancy School of Fine Arts. He draws illustrations for the press, children’s publishing, and prestigious institutions such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His documentary books and children’s albums have received several awards. Kiehl lives in Paris.