Beverly Factor releases new children’s book-“Angelee Saves the Sea”
(DiverWire) A newly released book by renown underwater photographer Beverly Factor shares with young readers a message about the need for ocean conservation. Titled “Angelee Saves the Sea,” the 40-page hardcover features Factor’s original full color photography throughout, with most images running full page to highlight the natural beauty of the underwater environments.
Factor tells the story of an Angelfish (Angelee), who intends to save the ocean from pollution and destruction. Angelee’s plan is to create a picture book with photographs of all the friends she meets on a journey through the seas. Each fish that Angelee encounters shares a
personal story about why their species is endangered, and how instead their habitats can be protected.
“Angelee’s goal is to give her photo book to the world’s leaders,” Factor says. “She hopes people will take notice of the beauty of the sea and the danger it faces, so they’ll change their ways to protect the ocean environments.”
Well-known oceanographer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau says “Angelee Saves the Sea” is “certain to help the next
generation better appreciate the wonder of the sea, and inspire young people to care for it.” Ocean conservationist Ted Danson calls it “an unforgettable adventure story that educates children about the sea.” Premier ocean artist Wyland says “it inspires children
with the message of conservation through world-class underwater photography and a cool story.”
And filmmaker Greg MacGillivray says the story “is a wonderful paean of imagination, beauty and adventure, and helps us all understand the importance of the ocean to our very soul.”
Distributed through Envirovision at a suggested retail price of $18.95, the book is appropriate for children ages 5 though 12, and can complement elementary-school classes that teach ocean lessons.
“Through real underwater photographs, I want children to really ‘see’ the beauty of the ocean, and get to know its inhabitants,” Factor says. “Unlike conventional children’s books with illustrations, the photographs help children learn abut each animal, and why it
is endangered or threatened.”
A certified scuba diver for more than 20 years, Beverly Factor has traveled the globe, photographing the world beneath the ocean’s surface. Her stunning award-winning images of the underwater world – as well as exotic wildlife, landscapes and indigenous
people – have been published in countless magazines and books.