Adelita, a Sea Turtle's Journey
Adelita, a Sea Turtle's Journey

Adelita, a Sea Turtle's Journey

Written by Jenny Goebel & illustrated by Ana Miminoshvili
4 - 8
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Sep 1, 2020
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One moonlit night, a young loggerhead sea turtle crawled into the ocean. As she swam and rode currents, she wandered far from the beach where she’d hatched. How far? Nobody knew for sure. In 1996, this turtle, caught in Mexico, was given a name–Adelita–and a satellite tag was attached to her shell. Then she was set free in the Pacific Ocean. Adelita’s astonishing journey home led to a new understanding of sea turtles and inspired changes that have made the world a better place for them.

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turtles and tortoisesconservationscience and natureanimal rescueanimalsendangered species


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Book Details

Publication Date
September 1, 2020
Albert Whitman & Company
Page Count
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)

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