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Deep, Deep Down: The Secret Underwater Poetry of the Mariana Trench by Lydia Lukidis and Juan Calle

Hello, Lydia Lukidis! Welcome to Watch. Connect. Read. Thank you for taking me to the bottom of the ocean through your beautiful and lyrical poetry in Deep, Deep Down: The Secret Underwater Poetry of the Mariana Trench . Imagine you’re booktalking DEEP, DEEP DOWN: The Secret Underwater Poetry of the Mariana Trench to second graders. What do you share with them? Lydia Lukidis:  Hello, second graders!! Did you know that the Mariana Trench is the deepest part of all the oceans on the planet? I always wondered what lurked below in those icy waters, and I started my preliminary research on the internet. I found all sorts of frightening creatures that apparently inhabited the trench, like anglerfish, goblin sharks, and zombie worms. A real sea of monsters. I wrote my first draft, and included all these creatures. Six months later, I interviewed a slew of experts who have been to the trench and/or researched it for years. And then, surprise! I discovered that most of the information on the in

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