The Turtle

The Turtle Cover

The Turtle

By Cynthia Rylant; Preston McDaniels (Illustrator)

Beach Lane Books, Hardcover, 9780689862441, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2005

Description
A thick fog has found its way up north to the lighthouse family, surrounding the cliffs and the waters below. Always ready to lend a hand, the lighthouse siblings, Whistler and Lila, help Seabold guide small ships to land. As they overlook the foggy waters, a distant voice emerges from the rocks below. Using only a rope and their hearts as a guide, the lighthouse crew makes their way down the side of the cliff and find much more than the strongest light could have shown.
Through the tales of a surprising new friend, Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and illustrator Preston McDaniels bring readers the excitement of exploration and the enjoyment of helping those in need.


About the Author
Cynthia Rylant's gift for conveying the enchantment and beauty to be found in everyday life is seen in such award-winning books as Missing May, winner of the Newbery Medal; A Fine White Dust, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Relatives Came and When I Was Young in the Mountains, both Caldecott Honor Books.

Books she's written and illustrated include the much-beloved Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven.

Cynthia Rylant grew up in West Virginia. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest.



Preston McDaniels is the illustrator of the Phineas L. MacGuire series and Cynthia Rylant s Lighthouse Family series. He lives in Aurora, Nebraska.