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The Sign of the Seahorse
Author Graeme Base
Illustrator Graeme Base
Country United States
Language English
Subject Seahorses
Genre Children's literature
Published 1992
Publisher Harry N. Abrams Inc.
Media type Print (hardcover, paperback)
Pages 44 pages
ISBN 0810938251
Preceded by The Eleventh Hour 
Followed by The Discovery of Dragons 

The Sign of the Seahorse is a 1992 illustrated children's book by Graeme Base. It was first published on September 15, 1992 through Harry N. Abrams Inc., and was later adapted into a film and musical. The book received a first printing of 350,000 copies and was an alternative selection of the Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club.

Base was inspired to write the book during a scuba diving experience in Martinique, after which point he began researching fish and started pursuing underwater photography.


The book's story is composed of two acts and is set in the underwater town of Reeftown, where its fishy inhabitants live peacefully with each other. However one of them, Gropmund Grouper, is intent on fulfilling his own greedy needs at the expense of everyone else - even if this requires polluting the entire area. This pollution has far reaching effects and forces Corporal Bert of the Soldiercrabs to leave behind his sweetheart Pearl Trout while he tries to find the source of the pollution - unaware that his departure will also cause Pearl to do her ownŽivočíchy

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