Summering on Gull Island is lonely until nine-year-old Sweet T meets Billy, an Island child with a secret. Can T uncover Billy’s secret and help him? Will the children be safe when a tropical storm threatens? Will their sea turtle nest survive an angry ocean? Join Sweet T and the Turtle Team to find out!
Cat Michaels' award-winning Sweet T and the Turtle Team has been recognized for excellence in children's literature with three international writing awards:
* Silver Medal - Readers' Favorite Book Awards
* First Place - Purple Dragonfly Awards
* Gold Medal - Children's Literary Classics Book Awards.
Cat's tale is also short-listed by Wind Dancer Films for possible adaptation to film or TV.
The book's short chapters encourage early readers, and its strong content engages reluctant readers. Watercolor illustrations by artist Irene A. Jahns, “Sweet T and the Turtle Team” help deliver powerful messages about protecting ocean life while helping young readers understand children who struggle to read. Interest level: Gr. 1-4
- fun quiz
- discussion questions
- sea turtle hatch photo gallery
About the Author
Irene A. Jahns grew up in a family of artists and formalized her skills with a degree in art and M.S. in human learning and human development, University of North Carolina-Charlotte. She has been a working/exhibiting artist as well as an art educator for many years. Irene was an organizational development instructor as a management consultant in the business world for twelve years before returning to art instruction as the head of graphic design for a community college. Irene lives and paints in North Carolina where she is an active member of the Mooresville Arts Guild.
Table of Contents
1 – Gull Island
2 – Rescue
3 – Turtle Team
4 – Thee Nest 1
5 – A Lost Friend – AGAIN!
6 – A BIG Clutch?
7 – Skimboarding
8 – Billy’s Secret
9 – Storm Warning
10 – Storm Surge
11 – Turtle Trail
12 – Mama’s Blog
13 – Kristen’s Texting Glossary
14 - After the Story: Mind Ticklers and Brain Stretchers