Race to the Bottom of the Sea
author: Lindsay Eagar
When her marine scientist parents are killed in a tragic accident, eleven-year-old Fidelia Quail is racked by grief. But Fidelia is forced out of her mourning when she’s kidnapped by Merrick the Monstrous, a pirate whose list of treasons stretches longer than a ribbon eel. Her task? Use her marine know-how to retrieve his treasure, lost on the ocean floor. But as Fidelia and the pirates close in on the prize, she realizes that Merrick doesn’t expect to live long enough to enjoy his loot. Can a clever young inventor uncover a ruthless pirate’s heart of gold? Thrilling sea adventure takes on a hint of steampunk in the second book by the author of the acclaimed Hour of the Bees.
“Earnest and exciting, this swashbuckling voyage of self-discovery sparkles even when threatened by the stormiest seas.” — Booklist (starred review)