Toilers of the Sea is a novel by Victor Hugo. It was published in 1866. It is about the resurrection of a sunken ship. It has been made into movies several times.
Images for kids
La Durande (ink wash painting by author, 1866)
Gilliatt and the Octopus by Joseph Carlier
Octopus that Gilliatt faces (ink wash painting by author, 1866)