The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor

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Scholastic, 1992 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
43 Reviews
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Scholastic is re-releasing the ten original Magic School Bus titles in paperback. With updated scientific information, the bestselling science series ever is back!

When Ms. Frizzle drives the Magic School Bus full speed ahead into the ocean, the class takes a submarine expedition that's anything but ordinary. With a well-meaning lifeguard in tow, the class takes a deep breath and learns about hot water vents, coral reefs, plant and animal life on the ocean floor, and more!

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User Review  - astinchavez - LibraryThing

The book is a fun educational book about what you can find in the ocean and at the bottom of the ocean. The book is very accurate when talking about the mammals and other things in the ocean through a ... Read full review

Review: The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor (The Magic School Bus #5)

User Review  - Davin Thompson-williams - Goodreads

A great educational tool. This book did away with certain myths. An example is that sharks are always going to attack and eat human beings. This book was fun to read. The lifeguard made for some good comic relief. Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Author Joanna Cole and illustrator Bruce Degen make learning a spirited joyride, delighting young audiences with their fantastic journeys to the eye of a hurricane, the bottom of the ocean, and the center of the earth, to name just a few. Author and illustrator have said they were each inspired by an important teacher in their classroom days - very much like Ms. Frizzle! There are now more than 58 million Magic School Bus books in print, in a variety of formats, plus a wildly successful animated television series. Called "a can't-miss team" by School Library Journal, Cole and Degen live in Florida and Connecticut, respectively. For more information about Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen, visit: