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Baby Sea Turtle

by (author) Aubrey Lang

illustrated by Wayne Lynch

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Feb 2007
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2007
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2007
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3


On a narrow strip of beach in Trinidad, a mother sea turtle comes to shore to dig her nest and deposit her eggs. Right from the beginning, the odds are against the hatchlings. Wild dogs, the rising tide, and other digging sea turtles could destroy the eggs before they hatch. The remaining baby sea turtles will scramble to the water as best they can - taking their first steps on a long and dangerous journey to maturity.

Included are the folllowing: ul type=square">Original color photographs taken in the wild, Simple, informative stories A "Did You Know?" section of interesting factsComplete with introduction, table of contents, and index for parents and teachers, andA fine introduction to nature for preschoolers and primary readers"

About the authors

Aubrey Lang has been a freelance writer and photographer for more than fifteen years. A science writer and wildlife photographer for the past twenty-five years, Wayne Lynch has seen his work published in more than two dozen countries. Together they've produced nearly forty titles for children and adults, and countless articles in well-known nature magazines, including Ranger Rick, Owl, Wild, National Wildlife and Canadian Geographic.

Aubrey Lang's profile page

Wayne Lynch
Recognized and respected as one of North America's leading wildlife and natural history photographers, Wayne Lynch has spent the last forty-two years capturing images of wildlife in wild places the world over. His impressive photo credits include hundreds of magazine covers, thousands of calendar shots, and tens of thousands of images published in over sixty countries. Lynch is also an award-winning science writer, a popular guest lecturer, and a veteran photo safari leader. His practical and entertaining approach to natural history, whether it be through the written or spoken word, has attracted the admiration of audiences worldwide. He has photographed both common and unusual creatures in their native habitat in more than fifty countries, travelling extensively for long periods of time and often undergoing considerable physical hardship to get the "perfect shot."

With an exceptional ability to write for both adults and children, Lynch has authored more than fifth highly acclaimed natural history books, including The Great Northern Kingdom: Life in the Boreal Forest, Wild Birds Across the Prairies, Penguins of the World,Mountain Bears, Bear: Monarchs of the Northern Wilderness, A is for Arctic: Natural Wonders of a Polar World, The Nature Babies Series and the wildly popular children's book The Scoop on Poop: The Fascinating Science of How Animals Use Poop.

Lynch is a Fellow of the internationally recognized Explorers Club and Fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America. Lynch lives in Calgary with his wife of forty-five years, Aubrey Lang.

Wayne Lynch's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Crisp, telephoto views of leatherback sea turtles illustrate every page in this small, slim entry in the Nature Babies series. The detailed text helps kids further visualize the animals. . . the vivid pictures and facts, bolstered by an appended "Did You Know?" section, will easily spark children's interest in these unusual, endangered creatures."

"Lang and Lynch have once again combined amazing photos and biologically accurate text to create a book that is both visually appealing and accessible to young readers. In clear, concise language, the author describes a mother leatherback sea turtle as she comes ashore on a Caribbean beach late one night to lay her eggs. The informative text delineates the many dangers that imperil the eggs and later the hatchlings as they struggle to survive against incredible odds. "Did you know?" sections provide interesting facts for beginning researchers. . . This book will fill a niche and make an excellent addition to both school and public libraries."
School Library Journal

". . . with clear, informative pictures. . . lively texts that invite repeated reading. . . "
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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