In this book in the Bluebonnet Series,
our favorite armadillo explores the Ocean Star Museum in Galveston, Texas. On the boardwalk at the Galveston harbor, Bluebonnet meets Red, the knowledgeable brown pelican, who persuades her to follow a class on their tour of the museum. Bluebonnet secretly follows the group and learns about the offshore oil system, life on a drilling rig, and offshore oil history.
Along her journey, Bluebonnet discovers that the museum itself is an old offshore rig, where people lived and drilled beneath the sea for oil. She learns that since its opening as a museum in 1997, the rig has taught kids about products made from petroleum and abandoned platforms that have become reefs. As the museum tour comes to an end, Bluebonnet hops aboard a departing shrimp boat with Red to see some offshore drilling rigs in action. After all, she is always ready for a new adventure!
About the Author
Mary Brooke Casad is a Louisiana native and a resident of Sulphur Springs, Texas. She received a BA in journalism from Southern Methodist University and is the author of Pelican’s Bluebonnet at Johnson Space Center, Bluebonnet at the East Texas Oil Museum, Bluebonnet at the Marshall Train Depot, Bluebonnet at the State Fair of Texas, Bluebonnet at Dinosaur Valley State Park, Bluebonnet at the Texas State Capitol, Bluebonnet at the Alamo, and Bluebonnet CD. Casad created Bluebonnet, the well-traveled armadillo, to teach Texas children about their rich local history.
About the Illustrator
Benjamin Vincent is a freelance illustrator based in Dallas. He also illustrates for magazines and advertising agencies, creates vision drawings for corporations, paints, and is a well-known caricature artist. Vincent, the illustrator of seven of Casad’s Bluebonnet Series books, received a BA in illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
BLUEBONNET AT THE OCEAN STAR MUSEUM
By Mary Brooke Casad
Illustrated by Benjamin Vincent
JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Technology
32 pp. 8.5 x 11
31 color illus.