The Brilliant Deep

Kate Messner, Matthew Forsythe

All it takes is one: one coral gamete to start a colony, one person to make a difference, one idea to change the world. The ongoing efforts to save and rebuild the world’s coral reefs—with hammer and glue, and grafts of newly grown coral—are the living legacy of Ken Nedimyer, founder of the Coral Restoration Foundation. Kate Messner and Matthew Forsythe tell the true story of the coral restoration pioneer in this brilliant tribute to the wonders of nature and the power of human hope.

Creator Bio

Kate Messner is the award-winning author of Over and Under the Snow, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, Over and Under the Pond, Tree of Wonder, and How to Read a Story, as well as more than a dozen other books for young readers. Kate lives on Lake Champlain in New York.

Matthew Forsythe is an award-winning artist and illustrator. He has worked with the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks, and Nickelodeon. He lives in Montreal, Québec.


“Sumptuously illustrated and empathetically written ‘The Brilliant Deep’ provides a much needed prod to our consciences to save our wonderful but struggling nature.” Picture Books Blogger

Price £12.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 8 May 2018
Pages 48
Height 241mm
Width 279mm
Illustrations Full-colour throughout
Rights Europe, Africa
ISBN-13 9781452133508
Age Range 5 - 8