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Port Winston, Texas—home to sun, sand, and shopping. What’s not to like? Everything, to 14 year-old Elizabeth Barker. It’s the middle of her 9th grade year and Dad's uprooted the family, returning to his Gulf coast hometown. A once-bustling fishing community, Port Winston is pushing every boundary, vying to be the state's premier tourist destination. A far cry from quiet, ...more
Paperback, First, 347 pages
Published May 28th 2013 (first published April 22nd 2013)
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Robin
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A well told story about a 14 year old girl who finds a turtle egg nest on the beach, and fiercely fights to protect the turtles and their beach. A comfortable read, the story flows very nicely, the characters are very realistic. The research into the facts of the environmental issues is very well done, so read knowing that you will enjoy the story and learn something!
Kristi Bernard
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Would you have guessed that turtles have belly buttons? Would you think it possible that 40,000 turtles could return to a beach in Mexico to nest their eggs? Well, it's true!

Elizabeth Barker and her parents have relocated from their home in Coulter City, Missouri to Port Winston, Texas. The objective of the move, which Elizabeth despised, was to help out the grandparents, while mom is away on assignment. Elizabeth's escape from the scowls and bickering of her grandfather was when she rode her bi
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Diane
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Port Winston has a beach, shopping, and a pleasant atmosphere; but to teen Elizabeth, who's been moved mid-school year to Texas, it contains little of interest and much to avoid - including her judgmental, fisherman grandfather, who thinks she's nothing but trouble.

At first glance, Elizabeth might seem the last person to take an interest in endangered wildlife, but when she stumbles on an injured, nesting sea turtle, she finds new purpose and new conflicts as she fights to save the Landing, the
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Michaela Johnson
Katy Pye’s novel Elizabeth’s Landing is a delightful read and joins the ranks of Carl Hiaasen’s Hoot for the young reader genre. The story is told from the perspective of a 14-year-old girl, and while it will capture the younger generation in details, the story is not too juvenile for adult readers.
Elizabeth’s father moved her and her mother to the same town as her ailing grandfather and shortly thereafter Elizabeth’s mother takes an important job opportunity in a third-world country. Elizabeth
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Drucilla
Apr 02, 2015 rated it liked it
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The author weaved everything together really well. It may be a weird thing to say, but I really felt the passage of time, which is not something I often notice in a book (I liked it). I did think that Elizabeth was a little naive/younger than her 14 years would imply, but maybe I'm superimposing my 14-year-old self onto her. All the turtle stuff was great. It's nice to read an environmental novel that doesn't shove its message down your throat or come off as annoyingly hippie.
Ayn
Aug 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. Elizabeth's Landing has the pace and quality of relationships with people, place and situations that kept me reading as I was moved to laughter and tears and an openhearted recognition of Elizabeth's complexity of courage and confusion that comes with being a young teen in a new situation. This book has a high heart, smarts and enjoyment quotient.
Debra
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read! With two young-adult daughters, I have read many books intended for the "youth' audience. This one captures the imagination with a wonderful story that explores how even small efforts (or young voices)can help make a difference.
Nadine
Apr 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
What a great feel good book. A very soft easy read. I loved the characters and story line. Surprisingly, I like how the writer ends the story. Could be a made for T.V. movie. Happy Reading :)
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Former Executive Director of the Yolo County, CA Resource Conservation District, Katy Pye lives and writes on California's North Coast. Elizabeth’s Landing is her first novel. She was a board member for the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference (2009-'14), volunteers at the Point Cabrillo Light Station, and sings with the Threshold Choir. Camera in hand, her daily walks along the ocean or redwood for ...more

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