The Adventures of Olive the Sea Turtle: From the Nest to the Sea is the first in a new trilogy of children's books written by Martin Stelfox, Founder & CEO of the Olive Ridley Project, and Danielle Gravon, global artist and activist. The book is lavishly illustrated -- with over 130 pages of vivid color! -- by Minneapolis-based animator and illustrator, Kelsey Dutton.
The Adventures of Olive the Sea Turtle will follow Olive through her trials, her challenges, and her triumphs -- her entire life cycle. Grounded in the harsh and beautiful realities of sea turtle biology, this book both explores the scientific facts of sea turtle life and offers an action-packed story with an inspiring and incredibly determined hero. In this first book, Olive frees herself from her nest, only to discover a world filled with excitement, wonder, and danger . . . . So begins her amazing journey!
As the Founder & CEO of the U.K. non-profit Olive Ridley Project, Martin Stelfox is in the perfect position to share and educate young people about the various threats and opportunities faced by sea turtles all over the world. By the same token, Danielle Gravon's experience in the Indian Ocean and her skills as a storyteller make her an ideal partner to help energize the science with a dynamic narrative. When you add the incredibly talented Kelsey Dutton as illustrator, you have a creative team perfectly suited for this important and timely project.
The Adventures of Olive the Sea Turtle: From the Nest to the Sea is a story about one of the most beautiful creatures on the planet, a creature that every day faces ever-increasing risk. It's also a story about courage, determination, and perseverance. Filled with both accurate science and important life-lessons, The Adventures of Olive the Sea Turtle: From the Nest to the Sea is a perfect story for all ages, especially for those beginning readers who love nature, who love its creatures, and who love the planet Earth.
Upon publication, 100% of all profits will be donated to ecological initiatives: 75% will go to the Olive Ridley Project and other sea turtle non-profits; 25% will go to other small environmental NGOs.
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