Turtle Summer: A Journal for my Daughter (NOOK Comic with Zoom View)by Mary Monroe, Barbara J Bergwerf
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.
- Arbordale Publishing
- Publication date:
- Turtle Summer: A Journal for My Daughter , #1
- Sold by:
- Barnes & Noble
- NOOK Book
- Sales rank:
- 780L (what's this?)
- File size:
- 14 MB
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- Age Range:
- 5 - 9 Years
Meet the Author
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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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.
This is an amazingly informative book about sea turtles. I loved the photography and explanations for each photograph. I learned a lot from this book and that it will be a great book for all ages. The excellent photography will help to keep the reader engaged while learning all about sea turtles. Identification of other sea life and shells creates a multipurpose read or study for children to learn about the seacoast. The back of the book has a special section, "For Creative Minds," which helps the reader (and the adult to guide the child) in learning about the wonderful cycle of sea turtles and shell identification. This would be a wonderfully engaging book for families to read prior to a trip to the coast and to take with them. DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by Arbordale to facilitate this review. No compensation was received and opinions expressed are those of the reviewer.
I pad in and curl up in a ball.
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.