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Marie and her Friend the Sea Turtle/María y su amiga la Tortuga del mar/Marie et son amie la Tortue de mer: One book written in English/Spanish/French Paperback – March 16, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (March 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432723774
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432723774
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,579,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This story can also be used to teach children about love, determination, and compassion.
Mariette Daniel
One day Marie is walking along the shore collecting seashells, when she spies what she thinks is the largest seashell she has ever seen.
Cheryl C. Malandrinos
This is a great story written by the author in 3 different languages, English, Spanish and French.
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Nicole Weaver's new children's book Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle promises not to disappoint the little ones in your life. The exciting adventure begins with a sparkling ocean and a little girl Marie hunting for seashells. She spots something shining in the distance.(This is the part in the book where boys and girls plagued with wiggle wormitis will sit at rapt attention when they discover what the mysterious item is. Could it be the most beautiful seashell ever?) Marie runs over to the shiny item and discovers it is a stranded sea turtle. (I can just hear children oooohing and ahhhhing at this point.) The sea turtle needs to be put back into the ocean, but Marie isn't quite strong enough to help him back into his familiar waters. Maria's parents think the sea turtle would make a nice stew, but Maria convinces them to help save the sea turtle.

There are some important lessons I think children and their parents will learn after reading this book.

1. The importance of families listening with their hearts and not just their heads.

2. Children will hone their critical thinking skills. While her parents and Marie had differing opinions of what should be done with the sea turtle, they worked together and came up with a satisfying solution. Children will learn how cooperation makes a person become part of the solution rather than part of the problem.

3. Children will also learn the art of compassion for God's creatures. Marie exemplifies this lost art and will give parents opportunities to discuss treating animals with respect.

4. Children will be exposed to different cultures and discover even if we live in different parts of the world, compassion never goes out of style.
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Discover a wonderful story of friendship and compassion in "Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle" by Nicole Weaver.

One day Marie is walking along the shore collecting seashells, when she spies what she thinks is the largest seashell she has ever seen. Rushing over, she discovers that it is not a seashell at all, but a sea turtle.

The turtle explains that she came ashore to lay her eggs, but her sore flippers prevented her from making it back into the ocean. She asks for Marie's help. Marie soon finds out that she can't lift or push the heavy sea turtle back into the water. And that's when the trouble really begins.

This is a delightful book about the friendship that develops between a young girl and a sea turtle. One of the many great aspects of the book is that the sea turtle can talk and Marie can understand her. The quick friendship that develops and Marie's desire to help her new friend is something that everyone will enjoy.

Marie's parents play an important role in this book, but I don't want to share too much or I'll give it away. All I will say is that Marie teaches them a lesson about compassion they won't soon forget.

The illustrations provided by Ruben Chavez are absolutely wonderful.

A veteran teacher of French and Spanish, Weaver has written this book in English, French, and Spanish. This will allow it to be used with a diverse group of children. Locally, we have a children's hospital who will just love having a trilingual book in their library.

If you're looking for a sweet story, pick up a copy of "Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle" by Nicole Weaver. You'll be glad you did.
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Marie is a little girl whose house is built near the bluest of oceans. Every morning, Marie likes to visit the shore to collect seashells. When she sees a large shiny object in the distance, she thinks she's found the biggest seashell she's ever seen. But it's not a seashell, it's a sea turtle. When she learns the turtle is stuck and cannot make its way back to sea, Marie must find a way to help her new friend get back to its home.

The book takes an unexpected twist as Marie realizes if her parents find the turtle, they'll cut it up in pieces and make stew. When Marie's parents arrive on the beach, how will she convince them to carry the sea turtle back to the ocean instead of enjoying a fine stew? I found this part of the story shocking, since I don't consider turtle standard fare, but it's also what stands out to me most about this book--Perhaps a different take than others you might read. To me, the story is not only an introduction to caring for nature, but also an introduction to different cultures.

Written in English, Spanish and French, the book can be used to create discussions about what different cultures eat, and all the unusual delicacies available around the world. It shows that food is a big part of our culture and our world. So remember the next time you throw your nose up at the thought of turtle stew, others might be saying, "Scrumptious!"
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"Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle" is a very cute -trilingual- juvenile story written by Nicole Weaver. It is about a little girl named Mary who one day, on her usual quest to find seashells along the shore of an ocean near her house, ends up finding instead a sea turtle in great distress. She feels very sorry for the sea turtle and tries very hard to rescue her by trying to push her back in the ocean. But she quickly realizes that she cannot; and has to rely on her parents, whom she fears for loving sea turtle stew,to help her free her. At the end of the story, her compassion and love for the sea turtle convince her parents, who were thinking of eating the sea turtle, to save her instead. I would truly recommend it to French and Spanish dual-language programs and to parents desiring to teach their children English, Spanish, and French. This story can also be used to teach children about love, determination, and compassion.
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