Visually stunning, this book tells both an absorbing story of Tortuga and a gentle lesson in how wildlife species become established in new territories.
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Heavy with eggs, a small tortoise finds herself washed up on a remote island after a storm. Disaster strikes again when a flock of seagulls steals her precious eggs. As the tortoise sets off on her long and lonely search for a mate, she encounters only strange birds, lizards, and insects ‹ it seems that she is the only creature of her kind left in the world. One day, after falling from a cliff, she finds herself back where she began. Suddenly, a whole scramble of baby tortoises comes tumbling towards her. Some of her eggs survived after all. With illustrations that inspire awe and wonder at every turn of the page, Tortuga is both an absorbing story and a gentle lesson in survival and renewal.About the Author:
PAUL GERAGHTY was born in South Africa, and began drawing from an early age. Since moving to England in 1986, he has been an author/illustrator of many award-winning children's picture books and teenage fiction. He lives in Surrey.
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Book Description Transworld Publishers, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091768845