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  • Published: 2 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781682630976
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $12.99

A Place for Turtles




Turtles outlived the dinosaurs, but today they are one of the most threatened species of vertebrae on Earth. How can we help?

In simple yet engaging language, acclaimed science writer Melissa Stewart showcases twelve types of North American turtles, from the familiar box turtle to the majestic loggerhead turtle. Her clear narrative shows the threats these turtles face, and informative sidebars describe a wide variety of efforts to save them.

Featuring glorious full-color illustrations by Higgins Bond and range maps for each turtle, this is a perfect choice for budding young scientists, environmentalists, and nature lovers.

This nonfiction picture book is part of a prize-winning series designed to inform young readers about a wide range of environmental issues and to present ways people can help protect animals and their natural habitats.

  • Published: 2 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781682630976
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $12.99

About the author

MELISSA STEWART

Melissa Stewart has always been fascinated by the natural world and enjoys sharing it with readers of all ages. She is the award-winning author of more than 100 books for young readers and has written more than 70 articles for children and adults. Trained as a scientist and a journalist, Melissa believes that nothing brings writing to life like firsthand research. While gathering information for her books, Melissa has explored tropical forests in Costa Rica, gone on safari in East Africa, and swum with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. She can’t imagine any job she’d rather have!

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Praise for A Place for Turtles

"While the topic of the book is clearly turtles, the narrative. . . will get young minds thinking about the interconnectedness of organisms, ecology, and the impact of human actions on the world around them. A classroom-friendly blend of story and fact." —Booklist

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