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We Are So Happy To Be Hosting 12-Year Old Author CHRISTOPHER JOHN Marvin is a bit small for a shark, but he doesn't mind. He's happy and has many friends - until he has to move to a new reef. At his new school, Marvin tries to make friends, but the Shark Bullies have other ideas. In a surprising twist, Marvin turns the bullies into his friends. A beautiful combination of illustrations and photographs entices children to read Marvin the Shark over and over again. A "Fish Facts" section provides information and photos of Hawaiian marine life. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book will go toward marine conservation efforts. Show More Show Less Christopher John published his first book at age nine. He became interested in writing and drawing from the moment he could hold a pencil. He started writing and illustrating books when he was five, loves to write, and does so whenever he can. It isn't unusual to see him sitting on the playground at recess with pen in hand. He has been known to recruit other kids to join him in writing funny stories and drawing pictures. "I hope my book inspires kids to be kind, and to love reading as much as I do," says Chris.