Deep, Deep Down by Lydia Lukidis          
Deep, Deep Down
Meet the author
Lydia Lukidis
(Ages 7-11)

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