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Jemma's Got the Travel Bug
     

Jemma's Got the Travel Bug

by Susan Glick
 

Jemma, a young diamondback terrapin, leaves her quiet cove and ventures into the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Away from home, she encounters the dangers that threaten the diamondback terrapin. This illustrated, action-filled story is perfect for children in grades K-5.

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Jemma, a young diamondback terrapin, leaves her quiet cove and ventures into the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Away from home, she encounters the dangers that threaten the diamondback terrapin. This illustrated, action-filled story is perfect for children in grades K-5.

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Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
The diamondback terrapin is the state reptile of Maryland, the mascot of the University of Maryland—and now the star of a charming picture book by Maryland author Susan Glick. Glick adroitly weaves facts into her fictional tale of Jemma, a terrapin who wanders far from her Chesapeake Bay cove to "explore deeper waters." Jemma's adventures include many of the dangers that now face real terrapins—crab traps, boat propellers, loss of habitat. Jemma's happy return home allows Glick to educate young readers about the tidal creeks, marsh grass and mud flats of the reptile's unique environment—all captured in glowing artwork by Maryland illustrator Kelli Nash. Additional information and a glossary in the back make this book a shoo-in for classroom units on reptiles and the Chesapeake Bay. Reviewer: Mary Quattlebaum

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764336324
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/28/2010
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Author Susan Glick lives in Maryland, where she teaches high school English. The travel bug keeps her exploring historical sites, kayaking in salt marshes and shallow bays, and hiking in the woods.

Illustrator Kelli Nash was raised on the banks of Rock Creek, Maryland, where she grew to love nature and creatures of the wild. Her artistic style ranges from childrenÆs watercolor illustrations and graphic design to fine art.

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