Silencing Sharks

Silencing Sharks

by John Hope


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Peter lives in a silent world. Thirteen, deaf, and tormented by neighborhood bullies, Peter seeks solace in summertime snorkeling outings with his eccentric Viking-horn-helmeted Uncle Sverrir. But after a dangerous encounter with a giant hammerhead predator, Peter discovers he has a unique gift: He can talk to sharks.

Peter quickly learns that the sharks near his Florida home are being mysteriously killed off. They need his help. Thrust into a scary but exciting adventure, both above- and below water, Peter is distressed to learn that his dad, a chef, is connected to the crime-being blackmailed by his boss to cook up illegal shark-fin soup. Peter sets himself to the daunting task of saving both the sharks and his father, but to do so, he must rely on the very bullies who have tormented him.

Includes several bonus pages of shark trivia and author insight. Discover how the story characters relate to real life marine biologists and shark experts. Also includes tips for shark fanatics who are interested in learning more about these awesome creatures of the sea.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781535549356
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/04/2016
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

John Hope is an award-winning short story, children's book, middle grade fiction and nonfiction history writer. His work appears in science fiction/fantasy anthologies and multiple collections of the best of the Florida Writers Association. Mr. Hope, a native Floridian, loves to travel with his devoted wife, Jaime, and two rambunctious kids. He enjoys running, reading, and writing. Oh, yeah. And he loves sharks. When he was in third grade (pictured above) he'd race to the card catalog of every library he visited and searched for one word: shark. He dreamed of being a marine biologist, swimming with sharks, studying them in and out. Often, he'd submerge to the bottoms of swimming pools and prowl the bottom like a shark, hunting, lurking. Dreams change. And though he never became a marine biologist, he got to do the next best thing - write his dreams in book form.


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