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Inky's Amazing Escape

Written by Sy Montgomery & illustrated by Amy Schimler-Safford
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Oct 16, 2018
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Learn all about Inky the Octopus, an international sensation known for escaping from the New Zealand aquarium in April 2016, in this adorable picture book from National Book Award nominee and octopus lover Sy Montgomery. Inky had been at the New Zealand aquarium since 2014 after being taken in by a fisherman who found him at sea. Inky had been getting used to his new environment, but the staff quickly figured out that he had to be kept amused or he would get bored. Then one night in 2016 Inky, about the size of a basketball, decided he’d had enough. He slithered eight feet across the floor and down a drainpipe more than 160 feet long to his home in the sea. Acclaimed author Sy Montogmery reminds readers that Inky didn’t escape—but instead, like the curious animal he is, wanted to explore the rest of the vast ocean he called his home.

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Who Wrote Inky's Amazing Escape

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Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of twenty acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children, including the National Book Award finalist The Soul of an Octopus and the memoir The Good Good Pig, a New York Times bestseller. The recipient of numerous honors, including lifetime achievement awards from the Humane Society and the New England Booksellers Association, she lives in New Hampshire with her husband, border collie, and flock of chickens.

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Who Illustrated Inky's Amazing Escape

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Amy Schimler-Safford

“ have been illustrating for children for over 15 years. I have designed a variety of products including children’s toys and games, children’s clothing and fabrics, children’s wall art and of course picture books. I am inspired by color, pattern, and texture and try to include all of these elements in my work. I live in a cottage in the woods outside of Atlanta, Georgia with my husband. We are surrounded by furry critters and venture out on nature walks daily which inspires my work. I like belly laughs, red licorice, and can’t go to long without a visit to the ocean.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781534401914
Publication Date:
October 16, 2018
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2017061227
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1534401911
Lexile® Level:
590L
ATOS® Book Level:
3.6
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
197313
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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