Far, far out at sea lives one of the world's most mysterious creatures, the loggerhead turtle. For thirty years she swims the oceans, wandering thousands of miles as she searches for food. Then, one summer night, she lands on a beach to lay her eggs — the very same beach where she herself was born. Nicola Davies's lyrical text offers fascinating information about the journey of the tiny, endangered loggerhead, while charming paintings by Jane Chapman vividly illustrate one turtle's odyssey.
The author has loved turtles ever since she first saw one in the middle of the Indian Ocean. She wrote this book to show that turtles are precious and deserve more care.
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Published: June 2005
# of Pages: 32
Age Range: 4-8 years old