The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon

Author(s): Ailsa Wild and Gregory Crocetti

INT Books

This book is about a symbiotic relationship. It tells the story of a Bobtail squid and the bacteria that help it glow in the moonlight. First we meet Ali, an intrepid Vibrio fischeri bacterium determined to reach safety. Then we meet Sepio, a baby Bobtail squid who is still unable to glow. His dark shape is too obvious in the moonlit water and all kinds of predators lurk nearby.Can Ali and Sepio help each other? What kind of dangers do they face? What can we learn from their adventure?The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon was researched by a microbial ecologist and checked over by a team of scientists. It was created by a writer and an illustrator in love with the wonder of science. We wanted to share this amazing story with you.


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Innovative approach to explaining science. Beautiful Illustrations. Created in collaboration with scientists. Designed for adults and children to read together. Printed on 100% recycled paper using 100% green energy.

AILSA WILD is a writer-performer who creates fiction, non-fiction and physical theatre. Her memoir piece 'Monsieur Gaulier takes a Class' was published in Meanjin (1,2014). Ailsa is the writer on Arts Victoria funded theatre project, String Thing, a solo performance by Asking for Trouble, developed in 2014. Ailsa co-wrote and devised Asking for Trouble Physical Theatre's two shows Bubblewrap and Boxes (2008) and Kapow! (2010). Both won Best Family Show in the Melbourne Fringe, received Arts Victoria, Touring Victoria funding and played in New Zealand, the UK and arts centres across Australia. Kapow! headlined the Sydney Children's Theatre Festival 2014. Ailsa wrote The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon (2013) and Zobi and the Zoox (2014) illustrated science adventure stories created and published by arts-science collective Scale Free Network.

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