Turtle Tide: The Ways of Sea Turtles

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A mother turtle swims to shore. She digs a hole in a dune where she lays one hundred eggs. Following her instinct, she covers the eggs with sand and slowly makes her way back to sea. What happens next, from eggs to hatchlings, is one of the most extraordinary occurrences in nature. For the eggs provide food for other animals, and the eggs that survive produce hatchlings that, again, provide food for birds and crabs. Even those hatchlings that make it to the ocean face an uncertain future. Lyrical text and dramatic paintings give young readers an understanding of how turtles give birth and how the young fight for survival in this winner of the Maryland Blue Crab Young Readers' Award.

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Stephen R. Swinburne is the author of many books, including Wiff and Dirty George: The Z.E.B.R.A. Incident. He lives in South Londonderry, Vermont.

Bruce Hiscock has written and illustrated many books for children that deal with nature and wildlife. He lives in Porter Corners, New York.

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Gr. 2-4, younger for reading aloud. A mother loggerhead crawls onto an Atlantic beach, lays a hundred eggs in a deep nest, and heaves her way back to the sea. Then the feast begins: raccoons, ghost crabs, sea birds, and fishy predators quickly reduce the clutch to a solitary hatchling. Swinburne points out in closing remarks that this level of depredation is normal, but human activities have so added to the sea turtle mortality rate that now all five main varieties are endangered. Rather than underscore the carnage, Hiscock focuses on the turtle mother's expressive face, the energy of her offspring, and the bright patterns of fur or feathers on the various predators. He closes with a view of the lone survivor, intrepidly paddling off into the wide, sunrise-lit sea. Children will come away appreciating the long odds that that little turtle has beaten; for accounts of the sea turtle's entire life cycle, back matter offers suggestions on several reading levels. John Peters
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