Turtle Summer (Hardcover)

A Journal for My Daughter

By Mary Alice Monroe, Barbara J. Bergwerf (Illustrator)

Arbordale Publishing, 9780977742356, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/1/2012)
Paperback (4/1/2007)

List Price: 16.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


This is a companion book to Mary Alice Monroe's novel, Swimming Lessons, the sequel to The Beach House. In the novel, the readers witness a young mother, Toy, writing a journal for her daughter, Little Lovie. This is the journal Toy is writing. Using original photographs, this scrapbook journal explains the nesting cycle of sea turtles and the natural life along the Southeastern coast, including local shore birds, shells, and the sea turtle hospital. Adults and children will enjoy the images, information and the journal with or without the novel. The -For Creative Minds- educational section includes turtle nesting facts, a shell identification activity, and a make-your-own nature journal.

About the Author

Barbara J. Bergwerf photo journals her nature-related volunteer involvement at the South Carolina Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital, the Island Turtle Team on Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island, and the South Carolina Center for Birds of Prey. She's collaborated with best-selling novelist Mary Alice Monroe to share butterfly and loggerhead sea turtle photos with children through A Butterfly Called Hope and the award-winning Turtle Summer: A Journal for my Daughter. Her incredible photos also grace the award-winning children's book, Carolina's Story: Sea Turtles Get Sick Too! Barbara thought that she was retiring when she and her husband moved to the South Carolina Lowcountry. Somehow retirement doesn't seem to be in her vocabulary! Visit Barbara's website: