|Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles by Kathryn Lasky, photographs by Christopher G. Knight
An ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award Winner
A National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children
A Junior Library Guide Selection
Limp and frozen, a Kemp's ridley turtle washes up on Cape Cod. When a boy named Max finds it, the turtle appears to be dead. But is it? Award-winning author Kathryn Lasky and photographer Christopher G. Knight take young readers on a riveting tour that begins on the icy shores of Cape Cod, where expert teams attempt to revive the Kemp's ridley, and ends on the warm beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, where turtles of this rare breed are born and may return to lay eggs of their own. All sea turtles are threatened or endangered, but the Kemp's ridley is the most endangered of all — and this awe-inspiring story makes it clear why we should want to protect them.
This important book describes efforts to protect sea turtles, particularly Kemp's ridley turtles, and help them reproduce and replenish their once-dwindling numbers.
Ages 6 - 10