Carolina's Story: Sea Turtles Get Sick Too!

Carolina's Story: Sea Turtles Get Sick Too!

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Carolina's Story: Sea Turtles Get Sick Too! by Donna Rathmell

This heartwarming photographic journal describes a critically ill sea turtle as she is nursed back to health at a Sea Turtle Hospital. Readers will empathize with Carolina as she undergoes many of the same medical treatments sick or injured children face and then celebrate the happy day when she returns to her home in the sea. The “For Creative Minds” section includes fun facts, information on conservation issues and a make-your-own sea turtle craft. Both Ms. Rathmell and Mrs. Bergwerf donate a portion of their royalties to the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Program at the South Carolina Aquarium. Encourages children undergoing medical treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934359006
Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
Publication date: 06/10/2005
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 638,458
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Donna Rathmell German (Carolina's Story and Octavia) is the author of 16 cookbooks, four of which were New York Times best-sellers including The Bread Machine Cookbook Series, which have sold more than 3 million copies. The 1990's brought extensive media experience promoting her cookbooks, with appearances on such nationally respected programs as The Today Show, The 700 Club, Attitudes with Linda Dano, QVC, and a host of other radio and television programs. Donna is a volunteer at the South Carolina Aquarium, where she has developed a keen interest in their sea turtle rescue program. It was there that she met Barbara Bergwerf, the photographer for Carolina's Story. Two of life's inspirations led to the writing of Carolina's Story: one day, several years ago, the dock master at the marina called to ask Donna to safeguard an injured sea turtle that stranded nearby. As she and her daughter waited for the rescue team to arrive, she began to think about the importance of helping endangered turtles thrive in their natural environment. The second inspiration occurred when Donna was introduced to the Sea Turtle Hospital. She recalled an incident from years before when her then five-year-old daughter was injured in a fall and had to be rushed to a nearby Children's Hospital. The terrifying experience of emergency surgery and the attendant tests and medications brought to mind the same treatments she was seeing with the turtles. She saw both experiences as a way to increase children's awareness and respect for the natural world, and wrote a book that is also an invaluable resource for educating children on what to expect from their own medical treatment.

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Carolina's Story: Sea Turtles Get Sick Too! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow I din'nt know that
gjo50 More than 1 year ago
My second grade students loved this story of Carolina, a sea turtle that was rescued and taken to a Turtle Hospital. I used it for an example of literary or narrative non-fiction. The pictures are large and clear allowing the students to see how Carolina was treated at the hospital and how she lived in the tanks. The book follows her through her release. It is written in easily understood language and clearly communicates the difficulty of rescuing a sea turtle, and includes many facts about sea turtles and the care of sea turtles. I'd highly recommend this for a 2nd grade read-aloud literary or narrative non-fiction or for second graders to read themselves.  
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personly think that sea turtles are great. My favorite animal is a sea turtle.