Turtle Summer: A Journal for my Daughter (NOOK Comic with Zoom View) [NOOK Book]

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This is a companion book to Mary Alice Monroe’s novel, Swimming Lessons, the sequel to The Beach House. In the novel, the readers witness a young mother, Toy, writing a journal for her daughter, Little Lovie. This is the journal Toy is writing. Using original photographs, this scrapbook journal explains the nesting cycle of sea turtles and the natural life along the Southeastern coast, including local shore birds, shells, and the sea turtle hospital. Adults and children will enjoy the images, information and the ...
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Turtle Summer: A Journal for my Daughter (NOOK Comic with Zoom View)

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Overview

This is a companion book to Mary Alice Monroe’s novel, Swimming Lessons, the sequel to The Beach House. In the novel, the readers witness a young mother, Toy, writing a journal for her daughter, Little Lovie. This is the journal Toy is writing. Using original photographs, this scrapbook journal explains the nesting cycle of sea turtles and the natural life along the Southeastern coast, including local shore birds, shells, and the sea turtle hospital. Adults and children will enjoy the images, information and the journal with or without the novel. The “For Creative Minds” educational section includes turtle nesting facts, a shell identification activity, and a make-your-own nature journal.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
The premise of this beautiful book is simple: During one magical summer at the beach, a child gathers seashells while her mother gathers photographs and memories. The result?: A warm and charming book combining photographs and nature drawings that enables learning about loggerhead sea turtles, from nesting adults to hatchlings. Mom is one of hundreds of volunteers along the Atlantic coast who watches over and cares for sea turtle nests. Her special helper is her preschool-age daughter. As the season progresses from May to August, the pair learns about sea turtles' life cycles, the flora and fauna of the beach and, as the author puts it, "not merely to know nature but to feel nature." The reader learns right along with them. Monroe, the best-selling author of the adult novels The Beach House, Sweetgrass and Skyward, recognizes the bittersweet nature of the summer as mother and daughter cherish a brief time of childish wonder. Monroe is active in many environmental groups, and here she has collaborated with her fellow turtle team member, nature photographer Barbara Bergwerf, to produce an enduring book. Sylvan Dell is well-known for top quality children's books; their motto, "Science and Math through Literature," is obvious in the care they take to publish such remarkable books as this one. A great addition at the end of each of their books is supplemental information and activities for children or classrooms. Here, a two-page spread called "For Creative Minds" provides facts and photos related to sea turtle nesting. Two reproducible activities for young readers as well as directions to "Make Your Own Nature Scrapbook" are included. This book is a find for any parent,grandparent, teacher, or librarian. Well done!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607180166
  • Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/27/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 706,217
  • Age range: 5 - 9 Years
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Mary Monroe
Mary Alice Monroe (A Butterfly Called Hope) is the New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House, Swimming Lessons, Beach House Memories, Skyward, Sweetgrass, Time is a River, Last Light Over Carolina, and The Butterfly’s Daughter among other novels. Her first children’s book, Turtle Summer: A Journal for my Daughter (ASPCA Henry Bergh award-winner) was released to great acclaim in 2007 as a picture book companion to her adult novel, Swimming Lessons. A Butterfly Called Hope is her second children’s photographic book and is the result of her monarch-raising research for The Butterfly’s Daughter. Mary Alice is currently working on a trilogy of novels about dolphins. Look for a third children’s book to accompany that series.

Barbara J. Bergwerf photo journals her nature-related volunteer involvement at the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital, the Island Turtle Team on Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island, and the South Carolina Center for Birds of Prey. She’s collaborated with best-selling novelist Mary Alice Monroe to share butterfly and loggerhead sea turtle photos with children through A Butterfly Called Hope and the award-winning Turtle Summer: A Journal for my Daughter. Her incredible photos also grace the award-winning children’s book, Carolina’s Story: Sea Turtles Get Sick Too! Barbara thought that she was retiring when she and her husband moved to the South Carolina Lowcountry. Somehow retirement doesn’t seem to be in her vocabulary!
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2007

    An intimate look at loggerhead turtles and the seashore

    Turtle Summer, a Journal for my Daughter This book presents a charming idea for a parent and child: to keep a nature scrapbook. Mary Alice Monroe has written and illustrated this enchanting journal of a mother and daughter¿s summer surveillance for loggerhead sea turtles on their beach. While watching the turtle nests, they observe and sketch nature¿s other offerings at the seashore. Like a family photo album, it is an intimate book. Photographer Barbara J. Bergwerf teamed with Mary Alice Monroe to add exceptional and informative photos, including one of Carolina from the previous Sylvan Dell book, Carolina¿s Story: Sea Turtle¿s Get Sick Too! This is a splendid mixture of photos, drawing, and text. Children, ages 4 ¿ 9 will relate to this book and its activities, hopefully clamoring to create a similar journal with their siblings and parents.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 28, 2012

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    He opens his eyes and they are glowing and so are his tattoos. He swishes his arm towards the bush and a wash of air blows it away.

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    Posted November 25, 2012

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    I pad in and curl up in a ball.

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