Underwater Wild : My Octopus Teacher's Extraordinary World
Like much of the country, I was mesmerized, enchanted, and in awe of the film My Octopus Teacher. It details the incredible journey of a man who had lost his purpose and fallen into a deep depression only to find it returned to him by an octopus he tracks for eight months on the shores of his childhood home in South Africa. Without oxygen tanks or wetsuits, the relationship between student (Craig) and teacher (Octopus) unfolds. This book reminds us just how incredible the octopus is, how important our oceans are, and why they need protecting. Within its pages and underscored in the introduction by Jane Goodall, the book heralds the virtues of patience and an open heart. This book is a trip into another world, that of the Great African Sea Forest.