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Author: geert vons – roger olmos

Publisher: logos

ISBN: 9788857611631

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Provided on request


Men vs. sharks: who are the real monsters?

A father and his son go to a Chinese restaurant for lunch. Here they order a true specialty: the famous shark fin soup. The boy looks at the steaming bowl and suddenly something incredible happens: he falls into the soup and magically finds himself swimming in the ocean, where he meets a shark. What he witnesses from now on is a terrible story of violence and exploitation that will deeply shake his conscience.

Shark are fish whose very name is enough to trigger universal fear. It makes you think of a threatening fin breaking through the waves to a horror film music, of huge jaws wide open and ready to swallow. Yet it is us humans who are putting its survival, as well as that of the entire planet, at risk. Every year, between 63 and 273 million sharks are killed by humans, just for money. Many of them are killed by finning, that is, they are deprived of their fins and thrown alive into the sea where they drown after a terrible agony.

In this new title Geert Vons reveals how cruelly sharks are slaughtered to satisfy the demand for their meat, liver oil, cartilage and fins, which are used to prepare the famous Chinese soup. And it is from this soup that Roger Olmos takes inspiration to tell, in very powerful illustrations, the violence hidden behind daily habits it is about time we changed.

This book is part of the series conceived by #logosedizioni, in collaboration with Sea Shepherd, with the aim of using art and illustration to make people of all ages aware of the crimes committed every day against the oceans and the creatures that inhabit them.

Age: 10+

Languages: English and Italian

Edition: 2022