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Harry Hawksbill Helps His Friends

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About the Book:

Harry Hawksbill Helps His Friends is the first book in the series, Harry Hawksbill's Sea Turtle Adventures! Harry the hawksbill turtle discovers that his angelfish friends aren't getting along because they look different from each other. Harry teaches them they are more alike than they realize, while children also learn about sea life. This is a fun book for beginning self-readers or for parents and children to read together. Vibrant photos set this book apart from other children's books. Author and diver Paul Mila use his vivid underwater photos to bring this story to life.

  • Includes full-color Harry Hawksbill Helps His Friends paperback book, two-sided activity sheet, and a bookmark. 
  • Age Range: 4 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Paperback: 44 pages


This terrific little book has everything. The story is fantasy, but the underwater color photos showing the interaction of reef characters are real. The information about turtles is easy to understand, and the fish learn a great lesson about befriending those who are not always just like you. It even has easy, fun questions at the end to enhance the learning.

--Cathy Church, award-winning underwater photographer, teacher, author

Paul Mila invites us into a beautiful undersea adventure and introduces us to a rainbow of new friends. He combines accurate science and spectacular photographs with an important lesson about the value of diversity, giving readers many important insights! The balance of informational text with an important social message makes this a fine addition to any children s library.

--David Flatley, Superintendent Carle Place Schools

About the Author:

Paul J. Mila devotes his time to writing, scuba diving, underwater photography, and speaking to groups about ocean conservation.

He has enjoyed photographing and diving with Caribbean reef sharks in the Bahamas, humpback whales in the Dominican Republic and Tonga, sea turtles in Cozumel and diverse sea life around the world, including his home waters of Long Island, New York.

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