Swimming With Sharks
This is Twig's second book for children. No TV, no friends, and a grandfather struggling with retirement from marine biology--Sarah's sure her stay in the Florida Keys will be the most boring summer of her life. That is, until she begins to take notice of the unusual-looking fish that visits her grandparents' dock every day. When Sarah discovers she's befriended a baby lemon shark, her fascination with sharks takes root. Before long, Sarah and her grandfather are inseparable as they spend hours tracking, observing, and swimming with sharks.
Here's what Helen Rosenberg, of the ALA Booklist, had to say about Swimming With Sharks:
Sarah Marshall is not thrilled about spending the summer with her retired grandfather, Dr. Joseph Santos, a renowned shark specialist. However, when he begins teaching her about sharks, including how to swim next to them and look them in the eye, her enthusiasm quickly grows. Swimming alongside the creatures is an adventure in itself, but pales in comparison to what develops when Sarah and her grandfather discover an illegal "finner" (a fisherman who cuts off shark for exotic soups, then leaves the fish to die), and Sarah takes it upon herself to stop him. George interjects a great deal of interesting scientific information into this timely adventure, which also includes lists of marine conservation organizations and places where sharks can be seen. Drawings by Yong Chen enhance the story.