TINA THE TURTLE
58pp • 210x220mm •
Arabic language edition:
Turtles need to swim free, roaming far and wide, high and low, if they are to survive. This is the tale of one who could not. Suffering from "floating syndrome" ever since she mistook a plastic carrier bag for a tasty jellyfish, Tina ("Turtle In Need of Assistance") is doomed to bob around the surface waters of the Arabian Sea. Until rescuers come her way...
Set in the Gulf State of Oman, this meticulously researched children’s tale is both informative and highly entertaining. Turtles have long been popular with local communities and his heart-warming account of the perils they face at the hands of those who pollute the environment is something that will have a role to play in raising awareness internationally of the fragility of our ecosystems.
Grace Todino-Gonguet is a travel writer, resident for some time in Oman, where this book is set. Her earlier book, Halimah and the Snake, was probably the first illustrated collection of Omani folk tales and provided a rare insight into the traditional lore of this beautiful Gulf state.
Susan Keeble has illustrated a number of children’s stories. Her striking watercolours have been exhibited at galleries internationally, celebrating local colour, be it amid the sand of Arabia or on the waters of the Thames at Henley Regatta.
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