Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty Someone New by Anne Sibley O'Brien        
Willa of the Wood
Meet the author
Robert Beatty
(Ages 8–12)
Someone New
Meet the author
Anne Sibley O'Brien
(Ages 5-8)

Polly Holyoke

Dear Reader,

When the sea has become humankind's last hope, a group of teens fights to survive beneath the waves. In THE NEPTUNE CHALLENGE, I continue the story of Nere Hanson, a shy girl who can talk to dolphins. Genetically engineered to live in the sea, Nere and her friends must go on a dangerous rescue mission and retrieve an invention that could help to save our world from climate change.

I am a scuba diver, and readers seem to think I do a terrific job of depicting Nere's undersea world. Visit my website at to see photos of colorful marine creatures, follow links to cool dolphin sites, and enter a contest to win a signed copy of Nere's story AND a dolphin necklace/bookmark.

If you like books about dolphins, friendship and adventure, you'll love THE NEPTUNE CHALLENGE.

Polly Holyoke

Texas Bluebonnet Award 2014-15 Master List
Maryland Black-eyed Susan Book Award Nominee
Bank Street's 2014 List of Best Children's Books
The Neptune Challenge / Polly Holyoke / Disney-Hyperion

Price: $16.99 / ISBN: 978-1484713457 / Published: May, 2015

Ages 10-14 / Middle-grade fiction