The Book of Turtles

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Clarion Books
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10.4 X 10.5 X 0.5 inches | 0.92 pounds

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About the Author

In addition to researching films, articles, and thirty-six books, National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery has been honored with a Sibert Medal, two Science Book and Film Prizes from the National Association for the Advancement of Science, three honorary degrees, and many other awards. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire, with her husband, Howard Mansfield, and their border collie, Thurber.

Matt Patterson is a professional illustrator who trained at the Art Institute of Boston. He illustrated The Snake and the Salamander by Alvin R. Breisch and The Book of Turtles and Of Time and Turtles, both by Sy Montgomery.

Praise for The Book of Turtles: "Smartly pairing two experts in wildlife portrayal, this one is not to be missed. Splendid." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Praise for The Book of Turtles: ★ "Montgomery and Patterson astonish with this fact-driven turtle tribute. Realistic, almost photographic, acrylic paintings capture diverse turtle species. Every page is an authoritative delight in this conservation-minded ode poised to turn anyone into a turtle lover." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Praise for The Book of Turtles: ★"A stunning book that will delight readers of any age, filled with interesting facts about the turtles' life cycles, their eating habits, and even a few myths." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for The Book of Turtles: ★ "Acclaimed science writer Montgomery introduces turtles to young readers. [A] pattern, consisting of short, informative paragraphs written in Montgomery's easy journalistic style and accompanied by a detailed acrylic-paint illustration complementing the text, continues throughout. Fascinating." -- Horn Book (starred review)

Praise for The Book of Turtles: "In this inviting book, Montgomery introduces turtles with facts, observations, and an irrepressible admiration for the critters as well as a knack for seeing things from their perspective. A beautiful, informative introduction to turtles." -- Booklist (starred review)

Praise for Becoming a Good Creature: "Full of conviction, wisdom, and essential truths." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Praise for How To Be A Good Creature: "A rare jewel, full of empathy and the profound wisdom Sy has received from animals she has loved over her extraordinary lifetime. This sweet book is a triumphant masterpiece that I'm recommending to everyone." -- Stacey O'Brien, New York Times bestselling author

Praise for The Octopus Scientists: "Through sharply crafted text, Montgomery shares her enthusiasm with readers, and Ellenbogen's vibrant color photos allow a crystalline window into a very special environment...Another enticing entry in a series devoted to highlighting enthusiastic scientists hard at work in the fields they love." -- School Library Journal (starred review)