Turtle Bay

by Saviour Pirotta and Nilesh Mistry

An elderly Japanese man shares his secrets of the natural world with two young Japanese... read more

An elderly Japanese man shares his secrets of the natural world with two young Japanese children in a story that blends their growing appreciation of nature with their deepening understanding of another human being. Taro has always liked Jiro-san, but his sister, Yuko, things the old man is weird. Taro thinks Yuko might be right after all the day he arrives at the beach to find Jiro-san sweeping the sand in preparation for the arrival of his "friends."But Jiro-san's friends turn out to be giant loggerhead turtles, and the children are thrilled to witness their arrival on the beach and the laying of their eggs, and later the hatching of the babies. A charming story that appreciates the mysteries of human nature and the larger world is illustrated with quiet, full-color paintings that span each two-page spread. (Ages 5-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997

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