The third book in Pomegranate’s successful Nature Discovery Series, Charley Harper’s What’s in the Coral Reef? explores the abundance and variety of coral reef sea life. Zoe Burke’s rhyming text introduces young readers to 50 different reef dwellers—the Foureye Butterflyfish, Manta Ray, Staghorn Coral, Flamingo Tongue Snail, and more. All are depicted with colorful images taken from Harper’s painting The Coral Reef, which illustrates various creatures inhabiting Caribbean reef preserves. The entire painting is reproduced on a fold-out page at the end of the book, with a key identifying all the featured marine life.
About the ARTIST Charley Harper’s paintings and prints have been published by a variety of nature- and conservation-oriented organizations. His work has been featured in Ford Times magazine (1948–1982); on posters for the National Park Service, the Audubon Society, and many other conservation organizations; and in several books, including Pomegranate’s Harper Ever After: The Early Work of Charley and Edie Harper (2015) and the Charley Harper Nature Discovery Series (2013, 2014).