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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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About the Author

Multi-award winning author Nicole Weaver writes fiction and nonfiction books. With three children's picture books to her credit, Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle (March 2009), My Sister Is My Best Friend (November 2011), My Brother is My Best Friend (January 2014) and a fourth book in the pipeline with Guardian Angel Publishing her adventures continue as she ignites the curiosity of children by offering them a fun way to become immersed in English, French and Spanish.

“Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle Second Edition: A Trilingual story in English, French, and Spanish is the second edition of previously published “Marie and her Friend the Sea Turtle: Maria y su amiga la Tortuga del mar/Marie et son amie la Tortue de mer.”

The Second Edition of “Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle” includes substantially revised illustrations. This new edition offers conservation links for educators and kids. Included are also a French and Spanish glossary, and sentence match activity.

“Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle” creates the perfect opportunity to introduce a new language to your child while teaching children the importance of treating animals with respect and compassion.

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.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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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
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,758,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Here is another tri-lingual picture book by Nicole Weaver. Tri-lingual picture books are perfect for teaching multi-lingual students or in multi-lingual families. It would be great to share your mother tongue with your students and children. Two other tri-lingual books by Ms. Weaver are "My Sister is My Best Friend" and "My Brother is My Best Friend."

This story is also good since it is concerned with protecting sea turtles. It's an environmentally aware story as well as one that shows a diverse culture. Marie finds a sea turtle stranded after laying her eggs. Marie wants to save her. The sea turtle is too weak to make it back to the sea. But Marie isn’t strong enough to help get her back to the water. Marie needs help. But if she asks her parents for help, they might want to capture and eat the sea turtle! This is a difficult dilemma for Marie. If she doesn’t get help, the sea turtle will likely die out of the sea. But if she asks her parents, the sea turtle may suffer the same fate on a dinner plate. I won't give away the ending, but it is one that is uplifting and affirming.

The artwork by Ruben Chavez is playful, appropriate, and energetic. Although it isn’t animated, it seems to be, with the figures clearly and urgently rushing to the conclusion. In picture books the more expressive the artwork, the better.

Ms. Weaver has included resources at the end of the book to help with language study and understanding sea turtles: web links for further study, two foreign word glossaries, plus a word search sentence exercise. This story is highly recommended for ages 6-9.

I received a review copy from the Author for my honest review.
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Nicole Weaver's first trilingual book tells an engaging story for both children and adults. She has captured the wonder of a childhood discovery. The illustrations complement the story line. Wonderful!
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Format: Kindle Edition
This is a trilingual book written in English, Spanish and French. Marie finds a Sea Turtle on the shore that can’t make it back to the Sea. She tries to help the turtle but isn’t strong enough. She’s scared to ask for help because she knows her parents will want to turn the turtle into Turtle Soup.

This book would be beneficial in a multi-lingual family. Since each page has the text written in all 3 languages it would be a great book to read in a home where a parent can read one language and the child another. It’s been many years since I took Spanish in High School. I had fun comparing the Spanish and English text seeing what words I could remember.
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Format: Paperback
Marie is a young girl who loves to search the beach for treasures. One day she spots what she thinks is the largest shell ever. The thought to be shell, stuck in the sand speaks to her, and asks for help. Marie is amazed and does her best to help, but she is not strong enough to do the job. Marie's parents, who are accustomed to eating seafood, want to cook her new found friend. Marie is adamant about saving this large creature. She cries and begs, and never gives up until her parents come to the realization that Marie is right.

Marie's beach buddy eventually finds her way back to the sea with the help of others, although, it leaves something very precious behind. This is a book of awareness that will enlighten children about wild life. Marie's parents are a bit scary in their beginning intentions, but I think children will engage in Marie's dilemma, and feel empowered to know they can stand their ground when they are in the right.

This book will educate children who live in land locked areas, and interest those who live in, and near coastal shores. A story of saving a sea creature would be a satisfying, educational read for all children. Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle is a great story of how a child can feel compassion for another living thing.

Children will certainly identify with Marie's giving spirit.

This review was written by Susan Hornbach, author of children's literature
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Format: Paperback
This book has fantastic illustrations and both I and my son enjoy this one. He's only 5, but he's drawn in by the beautiful illustrations and the story of companionship between the girl and the turtle. He's learning Spanish at home, and I like to read to him in both English and Spanish at home, so this book is perfect. It's helpful for my Spanish literacy and language acquisition as well since I'm working on being more fluent and this book does challenge me with some of the vocabulary. Nice story that is real and authentic.
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Format: Kindle Edition
My son is currently learning both Spanish and French. These are really unique books that show him how those two languages compare with each other, as well as with his native English. If you are interested in giving your children a boost in either or both of these languages, I recommend Nicole Weaver.
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Format: Paperback
This is a great story written by the author in 3 different languages, English, Spanish and French. Marie was seeking seashells at the seaside when she came across a huge sea turtle who was finding it difficult to crawl back into the ocean. She came to its aid and tried to help but the turtle was too huge and she needed help. Her parents was standing at the seaside and the taught of asking them was out of the question for they will take the turtle home and cut it up to make stew.

What is Marie to do? Will her parents cut up the turtle for stew or will they help the poor turtle? You just have to buy your own copy and find out...lol!

This is a great story about friendship between a young girl and a sea turtle and her desire to help it back into the ocean. The story is also told in two other languages, a great way to promote other languages. This is a must have for parents and classroom teaching. One of the best watercolor illustrations I have come across by Ruben Chavez.

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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