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Children's Nonfiction Turtles & Tortoises

Jellies in the Belly

A sea turtle's Atlantic journey

by (author) Carol McDougall

Boulder Books
Initial publish date
Jul 2022
Turtles & Tortoises
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2022
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Reading age: 5 to 7


Join Lally the leatherback sea turtle from her birth on a tropical beach to her long migration north and then back again. During her journey, the sea turtle protects fish populations by feeding on jellyfish.

During Lally’s journey we learn about the dangers facing sea turtles, many of which are created by people. But we are also reminded of how amazing and special sea turtles are.

The story includes a step-by-step instructional guide for children to create their own ink and watercolour leatherback images to enhance learning, creativity, and fun.

About the author


Carol McDougall was born in Northern Ontario and has been active in the Nova Scotia writing community for many years. In 2005 she was awarded the Mayor’s Award for cultural achievement in literature and in 2010 she received the Progress Woman of Excellence Award for the Arts. Carol’s work includes writing for children, non-fiction, and fiction. In 2013 Carol received the Beacon Award for Social Justice Literature for Wake The Stone Man, a novel about friendship and forgiveness, which was inspired by her northern roots.


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