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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Arbordale Publishing (Sept. 11 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607185830
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607185833
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 0.8 x 24.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,149,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From School Library Journal

Grade 2–3—This introduction to the hatching of sea turtles is organized as a kind of scrapbook for the author's young daughter, seen in occasional photographs as she walks on the beach with her mother or watches for the hatching. "You are my helper on the Island Turtle Team. You are eager to learn about the sea turtles, the flowers, the shells, the birds, and all things great and small." The album layout, with several small photographs sprinkled with labeled pictures of plants and shells, is potentially attractive and informative, but views of the featured animals are tiny and indistinct. Monroe explains how the mother turtles come ashore, lay eggs, and leave; how the Turtle Team moves eggs in danger of washing away; and how the hatchlings immediately head for the sea. She urges readers to look for evidence of sea turtles on the beach and to be prudent about this environment. Little is said about the life cycle and travels of the adult species, and readers aren't told the likely location of beaches where sea turtles might nest. Closing pages include a review of sea turtle facts, short activities, and suggestions for constructing one's own nature scrapbook. Since sea turtles are described in numerous attractive and informative books, this one will probably work best as an introduction for young readers who actually live near nesting beaches.—Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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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 journal with or without the novel. All Sylvan Dell titles feature free educational resources at, including the "For Creative Minds" sections and additional teaching activities. The "For Creative Minds" Section includes: Endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtle Fun Facts Nesting and Life cycle Sea turtle conservation, Matching Crafts Items needed by Turtle Teams Shell identification, Make Your Own Nature Scrapbook. 2007 ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1eba18c) out of 5 stars A delightful idea - scrapbooking at the seashore! May 23 2007
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
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.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1eba1e0) out of 5 stars What a delight! March 30 2007
By Armchair Interviews - Published on
Format: Hardcover
(If possible, read Swimming Lessons first)

Turtle Summer is based on the journal that Toy was writing for Lovie in Swimming Lessons. This children's book shows how Toy and Lovie spent the summer taking care of loggerhead sea turtles.

From May to August, Lovie and her mom are part of the Island Turtle Team. They wait for loggerhead sea turtles to return to lay their eggs. They mark the nests with orange signs so that the public will be careful not to disturb the nest. When the eggs hatch, they make sure that the hatchlings head back to the ocean.

This book has a mix of color photographs and drawings. It's a celebration both the mother-daughter relationship and the nesting and hatchling phase of sea turtles. I couldn't help oohing and ahhing when I saw the pictures of the hatchlings--they are too cute!

Turtle Summer will be enjoyed by readers of all ages. It's a great way to teach children about conservation and endangered species. A section at the end of the back has activities that readers can do in the classroom or at home.

Mary Alice Monroe is a New York Times Bestselling author of ten novels. This is her first children's book. Barbara J. Bergwerf is a nature photographer whose photographs perfectly capture the beach environment. While the sea turtles are the stars of this book, readers will also enjoy the vivid photos of the birds and seashells.

Turtle Summer is a delightful book. The text and photos really capture the reader's interest. I think this book will easily become a family favorite.

Armchair Interviews says: Highly recommended!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1eba618) out of 5 stars Loggerhead Sea Turtles May 10 2007
By K. O'Connor - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Turtle Summer is an outstanding book which can be enjoyed by all ages, even though it is geared for children. The text is very accurate having been written by bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe and the pictures are something to behold. Barb Bergwerf is a superb photographer. Turtle Summer will be a book you will treasure and one you will want to give to all your friends who are interested in nature and our environment. It is a wonderful learning tool for children, too!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1eba9d8) out of 5 stars A spectacular book for outdoor education! June 5 2007
By Susan Frankenberg - Published on
Format: Paperback
The perfect "nature awareness" book! The format of appearing like a scrapbook is captivating. I used this in my 4th grade classroom... much to my students' delight. They loved it! If you plan on going to the beach this summer, especially in the southeast, it is a must!

Ms. Monroe also has some adult novels that are terrific! The Beach House
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1ebaabc) out of 5 stars Children love it Oct. 9 2007
By Irvin H. Forbing - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We gave the book to our Grandaughter, who is a first-grade teacher, and the children absolutely loved it.
It was an excellent introduction to conservancy of species.

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