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Turtle Girl

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
"I will always be with you, Magdalena, especially at turtle-time." Magdalena and her grandmother are on a turtle watch, looking for sea turtles. The night does not disappoint. As turtles float ashore to dig their nests and lay their eggs in the moonlight, the sight is a wonder to behold. Magdalena's grandmother has instilled in her grandchild a love of sea turtles. She pro ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Boyds Mills Press
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"I'll always be with you, Magdalena, especially at turtle-time." This story will help a child cope with a loved one that has passed away. The memory about a bond with grandma and Magdalena was serious. The affection of love had took me when I was with my mother as well. Children normal are touch when our loved one say a promise to them. It become a treasure upon heart those special moments are unforgettable to pass away. Magdalena was excited being with her grandmother walking in the seashore lo ...more
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Oct 21, 2010 Catherine Johnson rated it it was amazing
What a lovely story helping children to come to terms with the death of a loved one. I must tell Ishta about this book. When we were at Chapters, the bookseller was telling us that people come in the book shop asking about books that deal with a death in the family. This one is gentle. This one is gentle and not over-bearing on the subject. The turtles show you that life goes on and gives you hope for the future. The story is not all about Grandma which helps. you don't want your kids being all ...more
Magdalena watches over the sea turtle and her nest protecting the tiny eggs from predators until they can return to the sea. She loves being with grandmother. One night, though, grandmother dies even though she promised Magdalena that she would "always be with you, Magdalena, especially at turtle-time."

At first Magdalena is angry with her grandmother for dying, but as the turtles move out to the sea, she sees the beauty in nature and realizes that her grandmother will always be with her in her h
Jun 09, 2008 Suzanne rated it really liked it
Here I am reading a wonderful story of a girl and her grandma watching sea turtles lay eggs. The imagery is calm and gentle, and my 4-year-old daughter was entranced. Then grandma (spoiler alert!) dies. Yeah, I edited that out and said things like "Magdalena couldn't wait for the turles to hatch!" because I am an awesome adlibbing genius. It is a beautiful story but definitely a picture book for a slightly older audience or someone trying to explain loss to a child. Would make a nice addition to ...more
So, of course, this book stood out to me as I walked by it and I had to read it. Some of the text was a bit cheesy, and the turtle references might have been a bit much. But then, it could be just what younger children need. A good book to help a child dealing with the death of a grandparent or other loved one. While I didn't find the book amazing, the pictures were good--especially all of the ones of the baby sea turtles! Little Bobs, everywhere. Happy world!
Oct 13, 2008 George rated it it was amazing
A sweet story of building memories and carrying them on after the loss of a loved one.
Keeping in mind my young nieces and nephew (whose mommy unexpectedly died this summer) as I read this book, I would consider this an appropriate book to read to a child who has lost someone as well as a child who has not yet had that experience.

Loved the realistic pictures with vivid colors.
Dec 23, 2015 Pat rated it it was amazing
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Oh, such a lovely story about a girl, her love for turtles, and the cycle of life. Captivating illustrations.
Apr 24, 2010 Karissa rated it liked it
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This would be a good book to use if a child has a loved one who passed away. You can also link it to science since it discusses the sea turtles who travel a long way to lay their eggs.
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Great children's book about sea turtle watching and preserving nests.
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