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Sea Creatures from the Sky (SIGNED COPY)


A touching, beautifully illustrated story of a misunderstood shark, and its quest to understand the world both above and below the sea.


Forthcoming: 4/3/18

$16.95 $12.71

What people are saying…

“Cortés’ premise has child appeal and even some STEM utility, and his lovely illustrations invite contemplation of the teeming worlds above and beneath the sea . . . The depictions of the curve of the Earth in space and of the sky—cloudy or starry, always vast—are lush . . . Enjoy this tale’s accomplished visuals and percussive rhymes.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Enchanting. You feel like you’re in the water swimming with the other fish . . . The images are worth the price of the book.”
Journey of a Bookseller

“This is a lovely, gently philosophical book that reads like an aquatic Twilight Zone episode . . . An engaging and beautifully illustrated tale.”
—The Fan Brothers, authors/illustrators of The Night Gardener

“What must a shark makes of the scientists who study her? I won’t be able to look at the animals I tag quite the same way ever again.”
—Dr. Alistair Dove, marine biologist, Georgia Aquarium


Autographed copies available now!

A shark, swimming the seas, encounters . . . Aliens.

Will anyone believe it is true?

Sea Creatures from the Sky is a gorgeously illustrated children’s picture book from the New York Times best-selling illustrator of Seriously, Just Go to Sleep. Cortés’s stunning seascapes follow the adventures of a shark that has a story to share about creatures who live above the ocean. Our shark encounters strange-looking creatures who resemble nice, caring marine biologists. But after they release it back into the ocean, the shark cannot find one friend to believe its tale. Filled with humor and warmth, Sea Creatures from the Sky will charm children and parents alike.

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Published: 4/3/18
  • IBSN: 9781617756160
  • e-IBSN: 9781617756436


RICARDO CORTÉS has written and illustrated books about tomatoes, grass, the history of coffee, and Coca-Cola. He is the illustrator of a #1 New York Times best-selling classic for parents about putting their children to bed, as well as the G-rated follow-up, Seriously, Just Go to Sleep. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, and on Sea Creatures from the Sky is his latest book.

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