Every Turtle Counts (Hardcover)

By Sara Hoagland Hunter, Susan Spellman (Illustrator)

Peter E. Randall Publisher, 9781931807258, 36pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

List Price: 16.95*
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Winner of the Moonbeam Children's Bronze Book Award (2014)

Based on the international rescue effort to save earth's most endangered sea turtles, Every Turtle Counts portrays the plight of the Kemp's ridleys, born on just one beach in Mexico, which strand each year on the north side of Cape Cod. When Mimi discovers a turtle, not moving, not breathing, she, alone, believes it can be saved. Against fearful odds, a girl who has always lived in her own world, proves that turtles, as well as people, should be helped to fulfill their purpose.

"A lovely book that will motivate children to seek the wonder and beauty of the natural world."
--Temple Grandin, author, Animals in Translation

" . . . warm and heartfelt. . . about nurturing all that's good, and about each individual's ability and right to live and grow and succeed."
--Andrew Clements, author of best-selling children's books: Frindle, No Talking, Lunch Money, and Extra Credit.

About the Author

Boston author SARA HOAGLAND HUNTER has written ten books for children, including The Lighthouse Santa (UPNE), and The Unbreakable Code, a Smithsonian Notable Book for Children, a National Council of Teachers of English award winner, and Governor's 2006 selection gifted to each of Arizona's 100,000 fourth graders. An award winning documentary producer (Born Journey, the story of a Korean adoption) and former writer/radio producer for The Christian Science Monitor, Hunter is also a songwriter whose songs for Warner Bros. Baby Looney Tunes air around the world. Illustrator SUSAN SPELLMAN is the recipient of two Mom's Choice Gold Awards: most recently for Satchi and Little Star (2012). She has illustrated for Highlights magazine and more than thirty children's titles. Her studio is in Newburyport, Massachusetts.